Scott Belsky

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Scott Belsky
Alma materCornell University
Harvard Business School
OccupationEntrepreneur, author, investor
Known forBehance
Notable work
Making Ideas Happen (Penguin Books)
Board member ofCornell University's Entrepreneurship Program
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Scott Belsky (born April 18, 1980) is an American entrepreneur, author and early-stage investor[1][2][3][4] best known for co-creating the online portfolio platform, Behance, Inc. In 2010, Belsky was included in Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" list.[5]

In December 2012, Behance was acquired by Adobe[6][7] where Belsky became VP of Products, Mobile and Community at Adobe.[8][9][10] In February 2016 Belsky left Adobe and joined Benchmark as the firm's sixth general partner. Prior to joining Benchmark, Belsky had been an early-stage investor and active advisor to companies including Uber, Warby Parker, Pinterest, Periscope and Sweetgreen.[4][11]

Personal life and education[edit]

Belsky graduated from Cornell University. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Belsky serves on the advisory board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program, and is a board member for the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum.[12]


Making Ideas Happen, Penguin Group, 2010 ISBN 978-1591844112

The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture, Penguin Group, 2018 ISBN 978-0735218079


  1. ^ "Making Ideas Happen Book Page". Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Wired Magazine UK". Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Amazon Book Sales Info". Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Loizos, Connie. "Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Partner: Scott Belsky". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  5. ^ "Fast Company Article On Scott Belsky". Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "News Analysis Adobe Behances The Creative Class With 150M Community Acquisition". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Adobe Acquires Social Media Platform Behance To Power Its Creative Cloud Community". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Adobe Acquired Portfolio Service Behance for more than 150 million in cash and stock". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Enriching The Creative Experience". Adobe. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  10. ^ "Why Adobe's CreativeSync Is So Much More Than Just Dropbox For Designers". Co.Design. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  11. ^ "DC Chain Sweetgreen Raises $18.5 Million; Danny Meyer, Daniel Boulud Among Investors". Eater. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  12. ^ "Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum". Retrieved November 5, 2013.

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