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 economically skilled hobby programmer is more like a singer songwriter than the owner of a complicated application 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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Jan-Volkert Meuldijk

Jan-Volkert Meuldijk

Software Architect

janvolkert@loanstreet.nl

Jan-Volkert, better known as JV, is the software architect who, together with the programming team, transforms the wild ideas of Sergio and Bastiaan into neatly structured code. Hundreds of thousands of lines of code that look dull when viewed, but are transformed on the screen into simple and useful software for entrepreneurs and accountants. As co-founder, he wrote the first lines of code from LoanStreet and he has not stopped doing that since. Residing in Breda, he is the warm southerner who is of good use to this northern company. In addition to developing, he is mainly engaged in discovering profitable sustainable and green initiatives.

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