Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, early-stage seed investor, and now serves as Adobe’s Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Design & Emerging Products after five years overseeing product for Creative Cloud. Scott’s passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. He founded Behance, the leading online platform for over 40 million professionals in the creative industry to showcase and discover creative work, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012.
Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people. He is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, Carta, sweetgreen, Ramp, Flexport as well as several others in the early stages.
Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. He is the author of two national bestselling books, Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle, and Scott founded 99U, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world.