Alexander Lloyd (venture capitalist)

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Alexander Lloyd
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School
OccupationManaging partner at Accelerator Ventures

Alexander "Alex" Lloyd is a venture capitalist, and the founder and managing partner of Accelerator Ventures, an investment and venture fund.[1][2] Lloyd was an early investor in many companies that have gone public or merged, including online shoe company Zappos which was acquired by in 2009 in an all-stock deal worth about $1.2 billion and semantic job search engine Trovix which was acquired by in 2008 for $72.5 million.[3]

Other companies Lloyd has invested in are technology platform isocket, software and video game developer Tapulous, and Microsoft owned Powerset. Lloyd is a board of directors' observer for LoopNet, MerchantCircle, MobilePlay, and Practice Technologies Inc.[4] He is a mentor for Los Angeles-based business incubator MuckerLab,[5] and has co-written an article for The Atlantic.[6]

Prior to founding Accelerator Ventures, Lloyd was a venture partner at Rustic Canyon Partners.[7] He has also worked at Microsoft, SGI, Activision, Apple Computer and Goldman Sachs. He holds a BA from The University of Pennsylvania[8] and an MBA from The Wharton School.[9]


Lloyd is active in philanthropy, and founded the San Francisco Media Arts Council.[10] He served as commissioner for the San Francisco Art Commission,[11] and sits on the board of Slideluck.[12] He has been on the board of SF Camerawork[13] and the Contemporary Extension of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.[14]

Venture capital investments[edit]

Year Company Industry
2011 Appboy[15] New York City-based mobile marketing automation company


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  6. ^ "We Hacked North Korea With Balloons and USB Drives". The Atlantic. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Angel 100: New York's Top Early Stage Investors". Business Insider Inc. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Alexander Lloyd". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "School News". The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "David Best Project Announcement". City and Council of San Francisco:. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. ^ "Three resign from the Arts Commission". Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  12. ^ "Board Members". Slide Luck. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Advisory Board". Black Rock Arts Foundation. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  14. ^ "Love Among The Arts". Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Chapman, Lizette (2 October 2014). "Appboy Raises $15 Million to Help Businesses Improve Mobile Marketing". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 December 2014.