About us

Sparkholder B.V. was founded in 2013 with the aim of helping entrepreneurs to obtain a business loan on the best terms. We do this from Amstelveen, where we meet every day with our team to help entrepreneurs faster, easier and cheaper with the LoanStreet app.

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The founders

The founders

Sparkholder was founded by entrepreneurs with know-how of software, the financial world and building risk models, but they are above all entrepreneurs just like you. Sparkholder has an experienced development team that builds software according to the security by design principle; your data must always be safe.

Sergio Torres

Sergio Torres

Chief Executive Officer

sergio@loanstreet.nl

Sergio Torres: the man who, in half a year, linked financiers and entrepreneurs for an amount of more than 30 million through the accounting packages. His weapon? A phone. Everyone knows Sergio in the office building Nest in Amstelveen. The positivist pur sang can think better when he walks. Combined with the intention to take 10,000 steps, you will encounter Sergio everywhere and nowhere in the building. Always a friendly nod and then pointing at his phone. In conversation, yes. It helps him at the end of the day to meditate and dance to clear his head.

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Bastiaan Burgwal

Bastiaan Burgwal

Chief Product Officer

bastiaan@loanstreet.nl

Actually a barrel full of contradictions: Bastiaan Burgwal. Co-founder of LoanStreet. This hobby programmer has a finance degree from the UvA, but looks more like a singer songwriter than the owner of a complicated app that helps entrepreneurs get a loan faster and easier. A hard worker with a mission. His biggest task? Together with Sergio, to process all wild ideas about business finance into a simple product. He gets a lot of satisfaction from helping others. That is something that is now reflected in the LoanStreet product.

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Michiel Thalen

Michiel Thalen

Chief Technology Officer

michiel@loanstreet.nl

As CTO, Michiel is the endboss of the development department. Structure and detail are inextricably linked to him, which means that he can transform the wild ideas of Sergio and Bastiaan into neat structured code like no other. Improving the user experience is another aspect that attracts his attention. He does not hesitate to use neuromarketing ideas to increase the conversion within LoanStreet. Michiel is from the far North, but after studying electrical engineering at TU Delft he also settled there. In addition to developing, he is busy preparing his newborn son for the famous first programming rule: "Hello, world!"

Advisory Board

Peter Verhaar

Peter Verhaar

Co-founder Alex Beleggingsbank

Merien ten Houten

Merien ten Houten

Co-founder Nu.nl

Pieter Gabes

Pieter Gabes

Co-founder Parentix

David Veenman

David Veenman

Professor Financial Accountant UvA