Felix Brandon Lloyd
Small Business Owner in Washington, DC
Felix Brandon Lloyd is co-founder and Chief Dad of Zoobean, which provides provides software to help libraries and schools better engage families and facilitate reading programs for their community.
Prior to starting Zoobean, Felix taught and served as Dean of Students at the SEED Public Charter School. During this time, he was named Washington, D.C.'s Teacher of the Year and featured in Newsweek Magazine and the Washington Post. For two years, he led Microsoft's "Washington to Washington" program through which students on separate coasts created the virtual Generation I-Land.
In 2007, Felix received a fellowship from Echoing Green, a seed funder which supports the world's most outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs and the organizations they launch. He founded Skill-Life, Inc. -- a technology company that developed MoneyIsland (formerly called CentsCity), an online world where tweens learn financial skills and earn rewards by going on fun adventures.
Skill-Life was acquired by BancVue, Ltd. in January 2010. Felix served as Chief Professor & General Manager of BancVue's MoneyIsland division until it reached operational profitability, providing the core financial education product to over 100 community banks and credit unions nationwide, reaching over 100,000 families and 300 school districts.
Felix earned a Bachelors of Arts from Syracuse University where he was the commencement student speaker. He also has a Masters of Fine Arts from Washington University in Saint Louis where he was awarded a Chancellors Fellowship.
In April 2014, Felix and Zoobean co-founder Jordan Bookey were featured on the ABC television show "Shark Tank" through which they gained an investment from businessman Mark Cuban.