Hailing from San Francisco, California, Lloyd Waldo, the self-proclaimed “3rd most-famous American in Prague,” is a Partner at StartupYard, and resident Copywriter and Community Manager. Lloyd brings many years of professional writing and speaking experience to StartupYard, as well as an eye for defining the unique voice of a young company.
Lloyd studied English, music theory, and musicology at the University of California, Davis, with exchange studies in English literature at The University of Kent, Canterbury. He was a noted speaker in Musicology and literary theory at the University of California, recognized officially for his outstanding contributions and research. He relocated to Prague in 2008, and established himself as a local writer, public speaker, voice actor, musician, and composer, contributing music to short films, and essays for Časopis Krásná, a Czech language magazine, as well as critical reviews for the Prague Film and Theater Center.
Lloyd is a frequent speaker and panelist at startup and tech events throughout Europe, and he is a mentor at GjirafaLab, Kosovo’s first ever incubator for tech startups, and Numa, a leading tech accelerator in France. In 2014, he joined Gjirafa, a StartupYard startup, as a member of the Advisory Board.