Board of Director
United States of America
Hugo Braun has been an active venture capital investor in the Midwest and California since 1987 and is a cofounder and director of North Coast Technology Investors. Mr. Braun evaluates hundreds of investment opportunities per year, has 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, Mr. Braun was a partner in Access Ventures, a Michigan based investment firm with over $30 million under management. In addition, he has co-managed BankAmerica Venture Capital’s $100 million venture portfolio. Investments included computer hardware and software, semiconductors, medical devices, telecommunications and retail. Mr. Braun 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. He 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.