Office Hours with Loek Janssen, co-founder and CTO of Nova Credit

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Office Hours with Loek Janssen, co-founder and CTO of Nova Credit

Finding the right knowledge to grow your startup is hard and time intensive. To help you grow your business, we invite experts to share their knowledge with our community. Office Hours brings you the knowledge and insights to operate more effectively by learning from the best. In these 30 minute, one-on-one sessions, you can ask for advice on any challenges you’ve been facing. 

For this edition, we invited Loek Janssen, co-founder and CTO of Nova Credit, a Y Combinator company with 50 employees today and offices in NYC and SF. During the session we will discuss various topics from prototyping to technical systems and tech teams. He's open to sharing his experience and network in the Bay Area with tech startups & aspiring entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

Some questions that Loek can answer:

  • How to prototype without technical expertise?
  • How to prototype with technical expertise? (trade-offs)
  • Regulations and compliance for your technical systems: take the cost & comply or defer to later and why?
  • How and when to scale up your codebase and systems?
  • Offshore engineering teams/contractors or in-house?
  • Tips about doing business in the Bay area

Expert  

Loek Janssen is the co-founder and CTO of Nova Credit, a Y Combinator company with 50 employees today and offices in NYC and SF. He hails from Amsterdam and went to the United States 5 years ago. Loek traveled to the U.S. with the goal to conduct research in the field of quantitative economics and finance at Stanford. There he experienced, firsthand, the challenges of not having a U.S. credit history. Not having one can prevent access to housing, credit, and more. Having been exposed to the shortcomings of the U.S. consumer credit system, he combined his expertise in engineering, machine learning, and building complex systems with the passion to solve this pain for newcomers to the US. Today, Loek oversees the technical operations and data science at Nova Credit.

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