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Luke Szyrmer

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Financial analyst/software developer in the hedge fund industry

Financial analyst/software developer in the hedge fund industry

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Back End Engineering
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In


Launch Tomorrow


Lean Startup Circle London
Lean Startup Machine
Launch Tomorrow


Founder Launch Tomorrow January 2014 - present
Equity Research Analyst Credit Suisse First Boston June 2002 - September 2002
Product Manager Linedata August 2013 - present
Front office analyst/developer Linedata 2010 - present
Implementation Consultant Linedata (Beauchamp) 2006 - 2010
Financial Analyst Innova Capital 2004 - 2005
Equity Research Analyst Credit Suisse June 2002 - September 2002


CAIA Association 2012
Warsaw School of Economics Finance and Banking October 2001 - December 2004
University of Pennsylvania Economics and English September 1994 - May 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I am a generalist who\'s gone deep in finance and technology in my career, while also spending a good amount of free time in building communities. In addition to being a highly rated technical article author on, I\'ve previously won public speaking competitions, been a mentor, teacher, and community activist. I enjoy the challenge of distilling complex technical and organizational ideas down to their essence, so that others can benefit. Professionally, I currently develop multithreaded, real-time financial software for hedge funds in C++ and C#. I learned to code as a child, fascinated by software, well enough to become an embedded C developer after earning an Economics with only one programming class. In addition to an MSc in finance, I am also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, the only financial qualification relevant for venture capital.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

1. Prototypes of products, as I write code for a living and enjoy solving problems, both technical and business ones.

2. I am also good with words and concepts, so I can help with nailing down and executing marketing tactics to get the word out.

3. I really enjoy work, where everyone is focused on a common goal, and in agreement with the underlying values. If that's not the case, I push to make that happen.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Jakub Pawlowski
We worked together
He's got a lot of knowledge and experience in the type of work he's doing at the moment. He was exceptional as the president of the public s ... peaking club, responsible for setting up in place best business practices which are still being used. He also has the hunger for knowledge and the drive and dedication to achieve his goals.
Marek Jurewicz, CFA
We worked together
High product knowledge, IT skills, market knowledge
Michal Rutkowski, Ph.D.
They're my friends
Luke has innovative business ideas backed by his strong understanding of the domain and research into the sector. He has deep insight into b ... oth technology and the business operations and strategy.
Josh Liu
We worked together  •  Co-founder/Managing Director, MakerPro Europe (HardwarePro) - Stealth Mode and Co Organizer/ Strategic Partnership, Hardware Startup Lab.
He is a knowledge person in lean startup and idea validation. He sincerely tries to help entrepreneurs, and gives founders objective comment ... s for their venture.
Simon Tomes
We worked together  •  Music, tech, startup and quality geek. Co-founder of Qeek. Startup specialist for Croydon Tech City.
Luke is an MVP and Lean Startup guru. Calm, collected and to the point, Luke will provide thought provoking questions for both you and you ... r potential customers. I absolutely recommend him as an advisor. Simon
Andrew Wilkin
We worked together  •  C# Developer, Nomura International plc. Previously Performance & Tuning Specialist, Nomura.
As a co-organiser of Lean Startup Circle and author, Luke has hosted a number of events such as Lean Startup Machine and Customer Developmen ... t Workshop. He is very strong at finding ways to validate ideas, look for their riskiest assumptions, and how to move things forward. Advice given is always done with a caring mentoring approach, leaving the recipient with valuable insights that they can action and alter their trajectory.

Josh Liu
We worked together  •  Co-founder/Managing Director, MakerPro Europe (HardwarePro) - Stealth Mode and Co Organizer/ Strategic Partnership, Hardware Startup Lab.
Josh is a successful serial entrepreneur who has seen it all. He is highly trustworthy, very sharp, and deeply into both IoT and Lean Startu ... p. Any founders interested in getting help with either one or the other can benefit significantly from his advice or help.

Dov Gordon
President, The Alchemist Entrepreneur Ltd..
Dov is excellent at reducing complex topics down to simple terms.