ZestCash Gets $19M For Lending Startup

Hollywood-based ZestCash, a startup offering up short-term, consumer loans online, has scored $19M in funding today, including $11M in a Series A equity round plus $8M in venture debt. The equity came from Lightspeed Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The firm's founder and CEO is Douglas Merrill, the former CIO and VP of Engineering of Google. More information »