Scott Belsky is a modern polymath. He founded Behance, which he later sold to Adobe. He’s a Venture Partner at Benchmark and has invested in companies like Uber, Pinterest, and sweetgreen, and he’s currently the Chief Product Office at Adobe. We discuss the lessons he’s learned along the way, his investment methodology, and surviving the messy middle in any ambitious endeavor.
“Great opportunities never have ‘great opportunity’ in the subject line.” – Scott Belsky
In this episode of Outlier Academy, I’m talking with Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky). After starting his career at Goldman Sachs, he left to found Behance which he later sold to Adobe. He’s now the Chief Product Officer at Adobe as well as a Venture Partner at the world-renowned venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott was an early investor in Uber, Pinterest, Carta, Flexport, Airtable, and sweetgreen. And finally, he’s the best-selling author of Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality and The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture.
Scott is a modern polymath. We explore his journey from entrepreneur to investor, how he approaches investing in early-stage technology companies, as well as the lessons he’s learned at Benchmark, Adobe, and Behance.
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Show notes with links, quotes, and a transcript of the episode:https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/scott-belsky-outliers-show-notes
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