Flickr's Butterfield invests in Rouxbe

Posted by Rob Lewis

Vancouver-based intructional cooking web upstart Rouxbe announced some big news yesterday - Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield is now on their advisory team and has make an equity investment.

Rouxbe has attracted top tier talent from almost every key discipline required to drive a company to excellence. Stewart adds the one missing ingredient – a proven track record for building highly scalable, user-driven sites, that lead online categories. His expertise will help transition Rouxbe into a company to watch in the online food space.

Stewart Butterfield, was a co-founder of Flickr before its acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005. Until July 2008, he oversaw the development of Flickr.com as its General Manager inside Yahoo! where it has grown to one of the largest web sites in the world with over 70 million unique visitors a month.

It's great to see Butterfield becoming active in the Vancouver startup community with this investment. Hopefully a sign of more activity to come.

Rouxbe is currently #25 on the PEER 1 Vancouver Startup Index for March 2009

Company:
Rouxbe
Website:
http://www.rouxbe.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rouxbe connects professional chefs with home cooks: people like you, who love food and are looking to expand their culinary repertoire and improve their skills in the kitchen. We offer online instructional cooking videos that walk you step by step through each delicious recipe. And our video recipes provide what no cookbook can: audio and visual cues that professional chefs use as their guides to preparing great... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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