Lily ZhouGrowth Strategist
The fact that it is purely a coincidence that I was born in the Netherlands and can live a privileged life and someone else happens to be born in a country where there are not the same possibilities, is for me a great motivation to get the best out of my life. That's why I love platforms like Lendahand which try to bring these two worlds together. Help yourself and at the same time someone else is a great payoff and with my background in the media and marketing sector I can make a meaningful contribution for this cause.
Previous: Unilever and Mindshare - LinkedIn
Erik VonkInternational Human Connector
Growing up in very different corners of the world (from Curaçao to Rwanda and everything in between) I was quickly confronted with staggering inequality wherever I went. Unfortunately that is still the case. Being able to make a sustainable positive change through impact investing is an essential step forwards. Starting in the Netherlands and then the rest of the world.
Previous: Capgemini - LinkedIn
Harmke de HooghLegal Eagle
As a legal professional, it is as rewarding as it is a beautiful challenge to work for this licensed investment firm crowdfunder. I am deeply enjoying that I'm contributing to global change on both social and environmental scale.
Previous: Baker & McKenzie and NIOZ - LinkedIn
Richard BaptistPurpose Driven Developer
I find technology to be fascinating, especially as a means of developing solutions. Only the question of what kind of problems I would want to solve remains. Lendahand provides the answer to this question. Here I have the opportunity to put my experience to use and work on a platform that provides positive change, together with a motivated team.
Previous: Rabobank and Brightin - LinkedIn
Hans KramerChief of Stories
Stories have always been a significant part of people's lives, and still are. They make us grow. In knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. Relevant stories bind us together. I proudly tell Lendahand's story, e.g. via the press or social media and hope to bind you to our brand.
Previous: Solidaridad and Philips Lighting - LinkedIn
Lucas WeaverGrowth Strategist
If you want people to do something regularly, you should make sure it’s in their best interest. Lendahand does exactly that with a product that’s a true win-win for both investors and borrowers. It’s capitalism at its best.
Previous: Hearst Media - LinkedIn
A few years back I traveled through Nepal, India and Bangladesh. I witnessed first hand that entrepreneurship and jobs are the strongest weapons in fighting poverty. Many business owners, however, did not have access to affordable finance. Crowdfunding seemed like a good solution and that is why I founded Lendahand.
Previous: Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers - LinkedIn
I think that it is important to work with people who are trying to reach a common goal. A team in which everyone has their own role. I believe that the role of Lendahand within our society illustrates that helping others and achieving financial returns can be done together.
Previous: Deloitte and Mirabeau - LinkedIn
Dinand MentinkWeb Cowboy
I chose my studies as financial mathematics intrigued me, I got to know microcredit during my minor, and gained experience in webdevelopment at my own company. I wrote my master thesis about impact at Lendahand and stayed for the coffee.
Previous: Student Financial Engineering - LinkedIn
I like to use the skills I obtained from my experience in the investment banking industry in London to help provide children in developing countries a better future. A sustainable investment strategy improves the future of others as well as your own.
Previous: Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital - LinkedIn
Thomas PlaatsmanInvestment Manager
Two major problems that I am passionate about solving are poverty and climate change. After working for the Red Cross for two years, I joined Lendahand because I believe in creating impact through social business.
Previous: Netherlands Red Cross - LinkedIn
I find new forms of development aid very interesting. Especially the rise of financially independent companies like Lendahand which put social impact first. I strongly believe in the self-relience of people by providing fair loans.
Previous: T-Mobile and Cordaid - LinkedIn
Tobias GrinwisInvestments Ranger
Work hard, play harder. Preferably with a company creating real value, not just economic value. Financial and social return - a combination of the future. I am a self proclaimed 'wildlife ranger', hence my title: Investments Ranger.
Previous: Student Strategic Management - LinkedIn
Erna GoudtWeb Developer
In the Philippines I spoke with the owner of a carpentry. He used the wood scraps to build tables and chairs for schoolchildren in the area. A social entrepreneur without even realizing it. Lately I cannot help but wonder: why aren't all enterprises social enterprises?
Previous: Student International Relations - LinkedIn