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34 Investments in 32 Companies
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New York
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Scott Belsky is a General Partner at Benchmark. Previously, Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across the creative industries. For three years, Scott served as Adobe's Vice President of Products, rebooting Adobe's mobile product strategy and leading Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work.

Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower the careers of creative people. These include 99U, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world. Scott is also the author of the international bestselling book Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010).

Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people, among other criteria. Prior to joining Benchmark, Scott was an early investor and advisor in Pinterest, Uber, Warby Parker, and Periscope as well as several others in the early stages. Scott is also an investor and Board member of sweetgreen, a values-driven locally-sourced seasonal kitchen.

Prior to founding Behance, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott was especially focused on organizational improvement and strengthening relationships with clients. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Feb 8, 2016 - Current   (8 months)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$4.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$2.55M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$11.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2015$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$775k / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$3.75M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$5.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$1.65M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$50M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / UndisclosedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$6.9M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$7.9M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$472k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$900k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$300k / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2010$1.25M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010$500k / AngelPersonal Investment

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