Working at Lendahand

funding gap emerging markets

About Lendahand

Lendahand is the proud winner of IEX's 'Crowdfunding Platform of the Year' for the past two years. We are an ambitious and fast-growing crowdfunding platform for impact investing. Our office is located right in the heart of Rotterdam, the liveliest city in the Netherlands.

Our website empowers investors to fight poverty by funding companies and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Our crowd has made investments in over 20 countries such as Uganda, Mozambique, Georgia, Colombia, and many renewable energy companies, mostly in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Lendahand was started in 2013 in the lobby of a hotel in Utrecht. At that time, we were excited when we first raised €10,000 in a single month. Today, we usually raise over €2,500,000 per month, and we expect to continue this steep growth curve. Our crowd has invested a total of €120,000,000. Our next big hairy audacious goal is to reach 1 billion.

Our team currently consists of 24 people. We are a happy and diverse mix of financial professionals, lawyers, marketers, designers, and developers from 12 different countries.

Currently, we are looking for:


Ruby Developer

To be considered for this position, we require you to send in your resume and a short cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role.

About our development team

Almost 5 years ago we brought the development of our platform in-house. Since then we have made great leaps in modernising and building our platform. We develop mostly using Ruby on Rails and deploy our stack to AWS in a Kubernetes cluster.

We have high test coverage, sharp focus on quality, continuous deployment and modern monitoring and logging tools.

Our development team currently consists of 3 developers and a project manager. We foster a culture of openness and understanding. Our team norms focus on mutual respect, acceptance and equality.

What we are looking for:

Optionally you have

What we offer:

So, we’ve kept you hooked until this point and life as a Lendahand Developer seems ideal for your next adventure? Perfect – we’d love to hear from you! Send over your resume and cover letter to



Function: Intern within solutions team  at Lendahand

Place of work: Eendrachtsplein 3, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Period: 6 months minimum (starting date: from 01/09/2022 onwards)

Days per week: full-time

Learning objectives:

An internship offers students, apprentices and starters on the labour market the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a working environment. The activities are of an ancillary nature, focus is on learning. The learning objective of this internship will be agreed with the candidate and can include:

Benefits: Approx. 500 euros per month (including holiday pay. Daily travel expenses will be reimbursed)

Candidate profile:

Contact information: Adriaan Schiphorst; +316 2867 9113;