Luke is one of our Lending Managers at Virgin StartUp. His role is to assess applications for Start Up Loan funding. Luke is an entrepreneur at heart having founded Deadstock (men’s fashion and lifestyle website), Kiwiplay (company providing quality playground equipment for kids) and a business unit within The StartUp Factory (early stage business incubator) back in his native New Zealand. Most recently Luke was working as a freelance business advisor for Virgin StartUp. He is interested in design, quality products, organizations with a strong sense of purpose and loves seeing new businesses and concepts come to life.