Chicago-based Victory Park Capital invests in niche credit and private-equity opportunities in the middle market, with a focus on distressed and improving companies. Investments have included Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Silver Airways, independent oil-and-gas company Buccaneer Energy, small business lender Kabbage, smoothie maker Jamba Juice, and consumer lender Think Finance.
Personal asset lender Borro provides personal loans, bridge financing, and short-term loans to individuals who use watches, jewelry, loose diamonds, gold coins, luxury and classic cars, yachts, fine art, antiques and high-end handbags as collateral for loans. The average loan size is $12,000. Investors in Borro include Menlo Park-based Canaan Partners. – Abby Latour