Hugo has been an active venture capital investor in the Midwest and California since 1987. Hugo has evaluated hundreds of investment opportunities per year, acted as lead investor in both equity and subordinated debt investments, and has served on the boards of directors of public and private companies.
Prior to founding North Coast, Hugo was a partner in Access Ventures, a Michigan based investment firm with over $30 million under management. In addition, Hugo has co-managed BankAmerica Venture Capital’s $100 million venture portfolio. Investments included computer hardware and software, semiconductors, medical devices, telecommunications and retail.
Hugo was also a management consultant with Strategic Planning Associates, a spin-off of the Boston Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. While at SPA, he assisted Fortune 500 clients in the beverage, apparel, petroleum and chemical industries with corporate and financial strategies.
Hugo received an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1985. He graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Yale University in 1980 with a B.A. in Economics.hugo [at] northcoastvc.com