About me

Luke is a repeat technical founder, with a prior background in management consulting and international development. Originally from South Africa, he worked at McKinsey & Company in China for 5 years, then the World Bank in India for 3 years. In 2016 he founded Grassroot in South Africa, a non-profit startup that grew to reach two and a half million users, played a prominent role in securing relief for low-income women during the Covid crisis, and has been featured in MIT News, among others. In 2020 he founded Jupiter Saving, a fintech startup to get ordinary people hooked to saving money instead of spending it. He has experience in developing, deploying, iterating and scaling new products and particularly enjoys helping people think through how new technological capabilities can be useful in the world.

Mentoring Topics

  • Startup
  • Product Management
  • Data science