A Partner of Cedar Grove Investments, LLC, which he co-founded in 1999, Hughes has a strong background in venture capital and 30 years' experience in publishing and photography industries. At Cedar Grove Investments, LLC, Hughes' investment focus is on e-commerce.
Prior to founding Cedar Grove Investments, LLC, Hughes gained valuable experience as the President and Co-Founder of PhotoDisc, the first e-commerce site for licensing photos that was purchased by Getty Images, Inc. during its IPO roadshow in 1999, and as the President of Northshore Publishing Systems, Inc., a value-added reseller of PC imagesetters, publishing software and equipment for the publishing industry. Recently, Hughes served as Vice Present at Flickr, an image hosting and video hosting website owned by Yahoo! Inc.
Hughes has served on numerous boards including PhotoDisc, Loudeye, Inc., Avenue A, Inc./ aQuantive, Avolo.com, Talisma, RPI Print, Inc., and Treering.com.
Hughes earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Washington where he was extensively involved with many aspects of the college's newspaper.
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