Luka started his career as a fighter pilot, flying MiGs for the Croatian Air Force. For almost a decade, this experience offered first-hand operational exposure to advanced technologies and systems involved in complex aerial operations. Among other roles, Luka was the Weapons and Tactics Officer, a coveted position in which he spearheaded air-to-air tactics innovation.
Transitioning out of the military, Luka started building a career in finance, corporate development, and venture capital. A four-year detour from aviation included a variety of finance, investment, and operational roles at an automotive Tier-1 supplier, including product line experience.
Prior to joining Radius Capital, Luka was a Partner at Airbus Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund backed by Airbus, where he led investments in technologies shaping the future of aerospace.
Luka is an active speaker and thought leader, advises startups on business and product strategy, and serves as mentor to accelerators.
He is an aeronautical engineering graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a distinguished graduate, squadron commander, and glider aerobatic team captain. Luka also holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Luka is a classical guitarist, enjoys reading and experiencing the outdoors with his wife and dog.