New York-based alternative lending startup, Bread, secured a $14.3m Series A round, led by Bessemer Ventures. Bread developed a pay-over-time button on retailer websites, allowing merchants to receive full price on merchandise while collecting monthly payments with interest from the consumer. Bessemer hasn't invested in the space since 2006, when the fund invested in p2p lender Zopa. The integration to retailer website's is what attracted Bessemer to Bread from their numerous competitors in the lending space.