Lloyed Lobo

Cofounder, Boast.AI - helping businesses recover their R&D costs from the government | Co-chair, TractionConf.io


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Mission: help innovative companies become successful Vision: we help you fund your product development and growth without giving up equity and dealing with red-tape Values: give before you take. If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want

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R&D Tax Credits
Work experience

Jan 2014 - Present


Cofounder and Co-chair

Traction Conf is an initiative by Boast.AI & Launch Academy to bring founders and leaders from the fastest growing companies to share learnings on building, growing and scaling startups. We've had Founders and CXOs from Red Hat, LinkedIn, Atlassian, VMware, AppDynamics, New York Times, Twitter, Airbnb, Twilio, Slack, PayPal, Pinterest, Dropbox, Box, Quora, Zillow, Hootsuite, Marketo, Groupon, HubSpot, MongoDB, Y-combinator, 500 startups, AngelList and many more at our events. More details at http://www.tractionconf.io

Jan 2011 - Present

Boast.AI (Boast Capital)

Cofounder & President

Each year the US and Canadian governments give out billions of dollars in R&D tax credits through a very manual and broken process. At Boast.AI, we are building the future of tax credit recovery with artificial intelligence so you can get larger returns without the grunt work and audit risk. Our offices are in San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. We are looking for highly motivated people to join our rapidly expanding team. Visit boast.ai to learn more.


Sep 2015 - Nov 2016


Go-to-market, product

Speakeasy makes every sales rep a top performer by removing the grunt work from their day and guiding them through the selling process. We're backed by Bessemer Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. I did a bit of everything including, finding early customers to understand their needs and validate the market, helping define the product vision and roadmap based on customer needs, testing out marketing channels, closing our first paid customers etc.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014



Chatbot built on top of Zendesk, Automaticly helps customer service agents automatically respond to inbound queries like a real human.


Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

Startup Calgary

Member of the Board of Directors

Startup Calgary is a community driven non-profit with the mission to activate startups, connect founders and grow the local tech ecosystem. I helped grow the organization to 10+ flagship entrepreneur development events and programs, as well as helped it secure funding from government and corporate sponsors.


Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

Plug and Play Tech Center

Venture Partner

I helped source Canadian pre-seed investments, and managed the company's overall Canadian launch.


Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

UP Global

Instructor and Facilitator

Startup Next, powered by Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs, is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world. I ran two cohorts of the program in San Francisco, helping startups through customer development, prioritizing customers needs, building minimum viable products, refining minimum viable products based on customer feedback, and getting early traction. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where hackers, hustlers and hipsters come together to share ideas, form teams, create products, and launch startups. I facilitated 12 startup weekends in different cities from San Francisco to Malaysia.


Jan 2011 - Dec 2012


Head of Sales & Marketing


Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

AL Systems

Head of Sales & Marketing


Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

AL Systems


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