Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield, Invests & Joins Rouxbe’s Advisory Team

by · March 22, 2009

From top photo sharing site on the web, to up-and-coming top instructional cooking site on the web, Stewart follows his love of food and cooking and joins Rouxbe in its quest to become the leader in online culinary education.

Rouxbe\'s newest investor & advisor

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.

In over a decade of working on the web, Stewart has had a distinguished career as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. He has been honored with awards ranging from being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2006 to Business Week’s Top 50 Leaders for 2005 and MIT Technology Review’s “TR 35” award for technology innovators under 35. He has been featured in interviews and articles by over 100 publications and broadcasters including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The New York Times, CNN, the Financial Times and has appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

Butterfield graduated from the Universities of Victoria and Cambridge, with degrees in philosophy and retains academic interests in cognitive science, the history and philosophy of science, and economics. He lives in San Francisco, loves cooking and believes that learning cooking skills and techniques is the right path to culinary success.

Welcome to the team Stewart!

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