Iowa expat raises $250k on Shark Tank

Her faith paid off when Dallas Mavericks owner and technology guru Mark Cuban invested $250,000 into Zoobean, which has developed a recommendation engine for children’s books based upon very specific criteria.

— Des Moines Register

Jordan Lloyd Bookey, a Des Moines native now living in Washington, D.C., pitched investors on the reality show Shark Tank for her startup Zoobean in an episode that aired last week. One panelist, Dallas Mavericks owner and venture capitalist, Mark Cuban invested $250,000.

"Zoobean recommends books and now applications based upon very-specific user criteria," according to the story.

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