Tom Darlow

I’m Tom. I design software, produce the occasional mix, make the odd logo & I can bake a nice ginger and honey flapjack based on my Grandma’s old recipe.

I’m the co-founder of Trunk, the technology platform accelerating the delivery of highly energy efficient, sustainable buildings all over the world.

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Before this I led product at Patchwork—from its pre-seed round to Series A—where we brought flexible working to healthcare for doctors and other healthcare workers.

27,000km Across Asia


“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; It’s lethal.”
- Paulo Cohelo

In 2016 - 2017 I travelled ~25,000km on a Royal Enfield Thunderbird right across Asia; India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore.

Before this, together with Luke Barnes and Paul Freeman, I co-founded Fruitful—where people like you invested in mortgages–no bank required. We raised investment, assembled a stellar team, won the heart of 1000s of customers around the world all before running, quite quickly, into a wall.

Before Fruitful, Afroleft was a tiny design firm that helped companies develop websites. We led projects for clients such as Countrywide, a University of Manchester spin out company, the UK Government, and many more.

Outside of the day-to-day

Occasionally I speak about the things I work on. Recently I spoke at The Data Visualisation Summit in London, where I talked about our use visual data at Fruitful.

Along with Matt Richards, I founded the Liverpool based show and tell event for people working on products. Demo provides a platform for people working on products and ideas to showcase their work and gather feedback.

Sage Business Experts
Occassionaly I produce an article for Sage and their 6million+ clients around the world. Topics include design, technology and bits on business in general.

I also take photos, produce the occasional mix, and ride an outdated red pushbike.