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Five Minutes With Thomas

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 21 april 2021

Thomas is known as the Friendly Face of Investments for obvious reasons: he looks friendly and is part of the investments team. Thomas also enjoys reading and learning about a variety of subjects. If you're looking for a book to read, we'd recommend getting in touch with him.

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Email interview with REDAVIA Gmbh Founder & CEO Erwin Spolders

Geschreven door Lucas Weaver op 25 maart 2021

Continuing our series of email interviews with the leaders of our portfolio companies, this time we got to hear from Erwin Spolders, the founder of REDAVIA Gmbh. This was an interesting interview on many levels. In it, Erwin explained to us a truly innovative approach they took to tackling the COVID crisis in Ghana and Kenya, as well as the finer points of their B2B solar business model.

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Five Minutes With Pietro

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 23 maart 2021

Pietro is a member of the Investments Team and enjoys organizing team-building events. He is Italian and, with the exception of Dutch, speaks five languages fluently. Fun fact: he once presented the Princess of Thailand with flowers.

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Five Minutes With Lynn

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 10 maart 2021

Lynn is Lendahand’s Growth Coordinator. She’s Belgian, has the cutest cat named Papi Chulo, and loves being outdoors. She also enjoys sailing on the ocean and speaks multiple languages. Lynn writes most of the blog posts on our website, our monthly newsletters, and email updates. 

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Five Minutes With Lily

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 23 februari 2021

Lily is Lendahand’s Growth Strategist, a mom of two, and one of the few people in the office that doesn’t drink coffee. Another fun fact is despite her lack of singing skills (her words, not ours), she loves karaoke. We’ve asked her a couple of questions to help you get to know her better. 

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Interview with Funding Societies CEO Kelvin Teo

Geschreven door Lucas Weaver op 23 februari 2021

We recently conducted an email interview with Kelvin Teo, Co-founder and Group CEO of Funding Societies | Modalku. Here’s what he had to say about the exciting prospects of Peer-to-Peer lending in Southeast Asia, as well as the impact Funding Societies is making by providing much needed capital to underfunded SMEs.

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Five Minutes With Tobias

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 9 februari 2021

Tobias started as an intern with Lendahand and then spent five months in the African bush in a conservation team at a wildlife reserve. When he returned, he began as an LAH employee and eventually grew to become the Head of Investments. Fun fact: over the course of 30 years, he’s had the privilege of taking care of 19 dogs. (And no, not because the mortality rate is that high!)

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Five Minutes With Lucas

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 26 januari 2021

Lucas is a sports-fanatic from Texas and moved to Rotterdam a few years ago. He has a lot of responsibility, working as Lendahand’s Head of Growth and owning an English language school in Rotterdam. When he’s not working, Lucas enjoys taking his dog Remi out for walks, making his famous peanut butter-banana oats, and going to the gym.

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Five Minutes With Clarisse

Geschreven door Femke Rutgers op 4 januari 2021

Our “Five Minutes With” series continues with our franꞔaise Clarisse, Lendahand’s talented designer. She creates all of our illustrations and animations, including the drawings on this image. Moreover, Clarisse is a great photographer and a dog-person. She brought her dog to the Netherlands, it's a Jack Russel named Jack!

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