Impact Investor, Advisor, Partner, Creator
Danny Hughes is one of the most sought after and in-demand strategic business advisors and social impact accelerators - guiding family, private wealth and endowment funding sources dedicated to making an impact. He actively consults numerous social entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as champions and inﬂuencers aiming to leave a legacy beyond the game. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker and contributor at leading US and global Family Office, Private Wealth, Alternative and Impact Investing conferences.
In 2003, he co-founded Broadlook Technologies and in the span of a decade, tens of thousands of global users recognized Broadlook as an innovation leader in real-time data crawling, parsing and aggregation to power leading recruiting and HR, B2B sales and marketing, and data service operations. Broadlook united with Ringlead to build and deploy a complete end-to-end Data Orchestration platform for Salesforce CRM, leading MAS and DAAS platforms, which in turn was acquired by public company ZoomInfo.
Today, Danny is an active investor, sits on the boards of for-proﬁt social ventures and non-proﬁt endeavors, and commits his active consulting practice towards early stage and growth social ventures, philanthropy and impact entrepreneurship.
Active projects include Transformational Technology Academy, SGE, Adventures in Medicine/Arlington Healthcare, George Group North, George Modular and Building Blocks for Affordable Housing, Warrick Dunn (WD) Communities, Evolution STL, and 1913 Media Group.
Hughes is also the founder of Athletes Inﬂuence and the “Capital Untapped” series of content, delivered through both digital platforms and Keynote/Panels for leading ﬁnancial and investor related conferences and events. Aimed to elevate the social business, philanthropic and legacy building ventures of both active and former professional athletes and to facilitate relationships with the alternative and impact investor communities to fund their projects and accelerate social change.
Danny is an original advisor and investor in 1913 Media Group and continues to support leadership in a Board Member, Strategic and Corporate Development capacities. 1913 Media Group is meeting the exploding appetite for entertainment content; building a large, vertically integrated Film Studio and Campus in Dayton, OH with the largest XR/VR production stages in the central US. This will change the way that small budget, “pre-sold” (under $10M) ﬁlm, television, experiential and content projects are identiﬁed, secured, managed, delivered and ﬁnancially engineered to appeal to the private, alternative and impact investors, eager for tax strategies and Alpha returns.
He is a Co-Founder/Partner of LOHAS Advisors, who works speciﬁcally with Family Offices, Foundations, Corporations and Impact Funds to identify direct and private placement investments in socially responsible opportunities that matter most to them. LOHAS has taken the leadership role at the intersection of sustainable philanthropy and impact investing through the creative activation of Fiscal Sponsor Programs to drive use of philanthropic dollars as an impact venture fund.