Flickr’s Butterfield invests in Rouxbe

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 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