Luke Mostert

UCLA Alumni | Venture Capital | Education Equity

In a few words

Born and raised in South Africa, I am a venture capitalist at 4Di Capital and an equal education activist. Upon graduating high school, I attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I graduated with a degree in Political Science.

Outside of venture capital, I have a distinct passion for education equity, having founded a non-profit organization: the Litoro Foundation, which provides full scholarships to talented, yet underprivileged young scholars to attend excellent schools.

For fun, I like to do anything outdoors, ranging from hiking to tennis, while I also enjoy a good book – with my favorite topics including philosophy, psychology, startups, and of course education. Moreover, I recently started a blog to chronicle some of my thoughts on such topics.

My Thoughts

Field notes in the realms of education, startups, venture capital, and beyond.

The Growth of EdTech in Africa

The adoption of technology globally has no doubt been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic and its far reaching effects…

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Educational Models Around the World

On the surface, educational systems in developed nations appear relatively similar to one another – scholars are taught by…

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Fires in Informal Settlements – from SOSA to Lumkani

A couple of years ago, during my sophomore year of college, I got my first taste of social entrepreneurship with a startup called…

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Education: Poverty’s Panacea?

During this lockdown period, I have found myself grateful for the additional time I've had to learn and write about my passions. This...
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My Journey

December 2014

Received South African Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Fellowship


SA Teen Entrepreneur is an NPO that cultivates young entrepreneurs from high school to beyond

June 2015

Founded the Litoro Foundation


“Litoro” means “dreams” in the African language of Southern Sotho

September 2015

Began Undergraduate Education at UCLA


UCLA is currently ranked as the 17th best university in the world - according to Times

November 2016

Launched SOSA Investments


SOSA Investments is a renewable energy company focused on solar powered lighting

August 2017

Interned at Coronation Fund Managers


Coronation is South Africa’s largest asset management firm - managing over $44 billion in assets

May 2018

Selected as the South African Student Ambassador for UCLA


International Student Ambassadors serve the UCLA community as official representatives of their home country

September 2018

Interned at Venture Garden Group


Venture Garden Groups's venture capital division, GreenHouse Capital runs Nigeria’s premier women-led startup incubator

November 2018

Won the UCLA True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award


The prestigious scholarship is awarded to meritorious students who exemplify the True Bruin values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, & Service

August 2019

Graduated from UCLA


UCLA is currently ranked as the number 1 public university in America 

January 2020

Began as an Investment Analyst at 4Di Capital


4Di is an early-stage technology venture capital firm, specializing in startups from the Southern & East Africa regions

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Let's start something great together

Luke Mostert
+27 82 908 0011
lukemostert@g.ucla.edu

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