Martijn van Schelven
Martijn van Schelven who has an extensive background in banking industry, is one of the two founders of Geldvoorelkaar.nl, the leading crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands. Since the start in 2010 Geldvoorelkaar.nl has provided loans to more than 1000 individual companies and consumers for a total amount of more than €92 million. Projects which are funded through Geldvoorelkaar.nl receive their money from over 10,000 individual lenders, a number which is still rapidly growing. In our opinion, the development of p2p lending and crowdfunding in continental Europe is changing slowly from an alternative way of finance towards mainstream.