Serial entrepreneur, growth leader and author Luke Cooper is a General Partner at Baltimore based Latimer Ventures, a $50M investment fund focused on supporting underrepresented technology founders with capital and expertise to scale and exit their businesses. He is also the Presidential Distinguished Scholar at the University of Maryland Baltimore, a post held previously by Norm Augustine. In his non-profit activity, Luke aims to elevate the experience of Black tech entrepreneurs, providing training curriculum and advisory services to small minority businesses as well as strategic connections with local procurement budgets.

Luke has served as a Board Trustee at the University of Maryland Baltimore, an organization with nearly $1B in endowment. He has also previously been appointed by Governor Hogan as a member of the Maryland TEDCO Board of Directors, a $250M organization focused on providing startup funding, resources and connections to early stage technology and life sciences companies. Luke holds a JD from Syracuse University, an MBA from Babson College, an M&A Certificate from the University of Chicago and a BASc from Adelphi University, where he was a scholarship Men’s Basketball player.