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Nova Credit: Start Building U.S. Credit Today

  • Consulate General of the Netherlands 120 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 (map)

Loek Janssen Co-Founder & CTO

Loek is the Co-Founder of Nova Credit, which makes software that lets immigrants share their home-country credit history with financial service providers. Lenders and property managers pay for these international credit reports to acquire new customers. This startup has raised $20 million from VCs like General Catalyst. In 2019 Loek was named Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30.


Nova started its journey as a graduate research project at Stanford University in 2015 and has since evolved into the premier cross-border credit reporting agency. Their team comes from all over the world is passionate about empowering consumers to use their data to improve financial access.

Today, Nova is a mission-driven company solving the problem of credit access for immigrants. We've built world-class technology to enable immigrants to transport their credit history around the world. They build integrations with credit databases internationally and allow lenders global access through a single API. In short, we've created the global platform for financial identity mobility so that immigrants never have to start from scratch again. Nova is revolutionizing the way consumers own and share their information and enabling them to access the credit and rentals they deserve.

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