Scott Belsky

Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app

The newly resurrected Gowalla wants to realize its mobile dreams from the early-aughts in an augmented reality world, and they’ve raised some new funding to make it happen. The AR startup tells

Papa raises $18 million to expand its business connecting older adults with virtual and in-person companions

The Miami-based startup Papa has raised an additional $18 million as it looks to expand its business connecting elderly Americans and families with physical and virtual companions, which the company c

Ethyca raises $13.5M to help businesses automate data privacy and compliance

The upcoming CCPA regulations coming into effect in the U.S. have put a renewed focus on how companies online are handling the issues of data privacy and compliance. Today a startup that’s built

Persona raises $17.5M for an identify verification platform that goes beyond user IDs and passwords

The proliferation of data breaches based on leaked passwords, and the rising tide of regulation that puts a hard stop on just how much user information can be collected, stored and used by companies h

Gatsby raises $15M Series A for its modern web development platform

Gatsby, a platform that uses modern web technologies like React and GraphQL to help developers build better sites faster, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A round led by CRV. Pr

With $12 million more in the bag, the furniture subscription service Feather heads to Los Angeles

Furniture subscription rental service, Feather, is heading to Los Angeles and Orange County, California with $12 million in new funding and “thousands” of customers in New York and San Fra

Ro, a direct-to-consumer online pharmacy, reaches $500M valuation

Venture capitalists plow more dollars into men's health.

Erectile pharmacy app Ro launches telehealth service for women

Called Rory, the new line will target menopausal women with treatments for hot flashes, insomnia and more.

How to prepare for an investment apocalypse

Unlike 2000 and 2008, everyone in the startup world is expecting a crash to come at any moment. But few are taking concrete steps to prepare for it.

Benchmark just hired Sarah Tavel, the first female general partner in the firm’s history

Benchmark's small partnership has added a new general partner, Sarah Tavel, the venture firm announced this morning, saying that her "career-long desire and commitment to be one of the world’s great

Behance founder on maximizing creative output and using constraints to boost productivity

Scott Belsky is the co-founder of Behance and investor at Benchmark Capital. In this episode, we discuss how to maximize your creative output, how constraints can – and should – be used to boost p

Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

Anchor FM, the audio social network, has just raised $2.8 million and launched some new tools as it looks to make recording and transmitting interactive audio content even easier. Accel Partners, one

Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Partner: Scott Belsky

Early-stage venture firm Benchmark has added a sixth general partner to its roster: 35-year-old Scott Belsky, a former Goldman Sachs associate who went on to cofound the New York company Behance, an

The World In ‘Scope

Movies, financial markets and fashion trends all fall into frenzies, dips and lulls. Consumer apps are much the same. Whether it’s photo-sharing, anonymity or live streaming, it seems that a conflue

Adding 1K+ Members/Day, Behance Drops Major Redesign To Make “The Creative Graph” A Reality

While the Web today is chock full of creative expression of every stripe, and digital media has given voice to a whole new class of amateur creatives, be they musicians, artists, or photographers, cre

Founder Collective Makes A $4 Million Bet On Paddle8’s Online Marketplace For Fine Art

When it comes to a marketplace for fine art, a space which seems to intrinsically resist digital services, technology really hasn't had quite the same disruptive influence it has in so many others. <a