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Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library

Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist — which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects and even video itself to enhance video content — is announcing a significant growth round of $48 million, both to continue its expansion, and to build better technology to help navigate users to the perfect clip. The funding is being led by KKR, with participation also from Elephant Partne...
Tags: TC, Video, Media, Boston, Israel, Disney, Tech, Elephant, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Libraries, KKR, Mercedes Benz, Belsky, Patrick Devine, Artlist

Ad Age 2019 A-List No. 10: 360i

Marketers bringing work in-house and choosing one-stop shops are seen as existential threats by many agencies. But 360i was built to roll with that.  The shop began as a regional search agency based in Atlanta, later evolved into a digital creative and media firm and now does work ranging from comprehensive integrated assignments to very focused search, analytics and martech consulting. The combination of comprehensive offerings and flexibility served the Dentsu-owned agency well in 2018, when ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, London, Advertising, Atlanta, Dallas, Dick, United Airlines, Alexa, Kroger Co, Sporting Goods, Equifax, Belsky, Advanced Analytics, Hershey Co

Don’t Listen to the Naysayers; Make Your Mark in Advertising

Jared Belsky is an optimist. He’s also president of digital agency 360i. Belsky recently wrote an op-ed for Ad Age, in which laments the prevalence of negativity in and around the ad business, while making several points in the ad industry’s favor. This industry has things to work on, but by letting this negative narrative define us, […] The post Don’t Listen to the Naysayers; Make Your Mark in Advertising appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, Agencies, Don, Belsky, Jared Belsky, Ad People, Agency Business

Gym Teacher Fired After Using ‘Fortnite’ As a Motivator

Brooklyn gym teacher Brett Belsky found himself fired after playing “Fortnite” with his students as an incentive to get them to do their work, according to a report from the New York Post. Belsky, who worked at MS 890, a middle school in Brooklyn, shared his “Fortnite” handle with students after hearing them talk about […]
Tags: New York Post, News, Brooklyn, Epic Games, Belsky, Fortnite, Fortnite Battle Royale, Video Game Controversy, Brett Belsky

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance texture tools

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, the French company behind the Substance tools for creating textures that are widely used by AAA game creators, as well as visual effects artists, animators and designers. Over time, Adobe will bring many of Allegorithmic’s technologies to its various Creative Cloud tools, many of which already offer complementary tools. Beyond those integrations, though, what this acquisition is really about is the fact that 3D design and creating 3D cont...
Tags: Startups, TC, Adobe, Tech, Nvidia, 3D, Textures, Acquisition, Exit, Don, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Allegorithmic, Stéfano Corazza

Business Books for the Holiday

If you’re still searching for a holiday gift to give to the entrepreneurs in your life (or you want to buy yourself a present) check out these small business books. By Rieva Lesonsky This is Marketing: You Can’t be Seen Until You Learn to See; Author: Seth Godin In the realm of nonfiction, there’s no author I look forward to reading more than Seth Godin. This is Marketing is based on Godin’s 100-day seminar. Godin’s big reveal in this book is that great marketers don’t use consumers to solve t...
Tags: Business, Adobe, Management, United States, Nba, Ncaa, ADP, Ucla, Lucas, Seth Godin, Right Now, Val, Dale, Godin, Belsky, Tepper

The Messy Middle Tackles the Hard Work on the Way to a Big Idea

Experts have a lot to say about starting a business, and even about finding success. But what about advice for how to manage the critical intermediate challenges that certainly appear when an organization is growing? One author that tackles those challenges is Scott Belsky through his latest book The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through The Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture.   Belsky is a veteran entrepreneur, having launched and sold ventures such as Behance, the world’s lead...
Tags: Pinterest, Sales, Business Books, CMO, Predictive Analytics, Ben, Belsky, Eric Siegel, Ben Silberman, Scott Belsky, Amazon This, Management Books, David Gladstone, Messy Middle

Correction for Belsky et al., Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies [Corrections]

SOCIAL SCIENCES Correction for “Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies,” by Daniel W. Belsky, Benjamin W. Domingue, Robbee Wedow, Louise Arseneault, Jason D. Boardman, Avshalom Caspi, Dalton Conley, Jason M. Fletcher, Jeremy Freese, Pamela Herd, Terrie E. Moffitt, Richie Poulton, Kamil Sicinski, Jasmin Wertz, and Kathleen Mullan...
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For Creative Businesses, Adobe Upgrades Photoshop CC for iPads, Launches Premiere Rush CC

Adobe Max is the premier conference for creatives. And with Max 2018, Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) didn’t disappoint as the company revealed new products and services for improving the way creatives work across different mediums. Adobe Max 2018 Announcements Adobe announced the launch of new products as well as updates to flagship applications which the companies said were, “A wave of imaging innovation.”  This includes Photoshop CC, Photoshop CC for the iPad, Premiere Rush CC, Project Aero, Project ...
Tags: Adobe, Sales, Aero, Belsky, Technology Trends, Scott Belsky, Premiere Rush CC Premiere Rush CC, CC Illustrator CC Character Animator CC

Here's why investors shouldn't give entrepreneurs advice, according to an investor who made early bets on Uber, Warby Parker and 80 others

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur and angel investor who's made more than 80 investments. He's written a book on the struggles entrepreneurs encounter during the difficult, bewildering years when their companies are striving to make an impact. Among his key takeaways: Investors should stop giving entrepreneurs advice in their hours of need. Instead, they should craft questions to help guide them.  As both an entrepreneur and longtime angel investor, Scott Belsky has carefully considered the jou...
Tags: Adobe, Wikipedia, Trends, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Jimmy Wales, Behance, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Uber Warby Parker

Book: The Messy Middle

This summer I read the page proof version of Scott Belsky’s new book The Messy Middle. It is excellent and is now out and available. I bought 100 copies and am sending them out to every CEO in our portfolio. If you are a CEO of a fast-growing company, I strongly recommend it. The letter I sent out to the CEOs in our portfolio (with the book) follows: Since you are a member of the Foundry Group Book of the Almost Every Month Club (bet you didn’t know that was part of the deal when we invested), e...
Tags: Books, Adobe, Book, Trends, USV, Scott, Behance, Feld, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Foundry Group Book of the Almost Every Month Club, Adobe Scott

An index to every money book I’ve reviewed during the past twelve years

I read a lot of money books. As a result, a large section of my large library is devoted to books about personal finance. (And if I hadn’t purged hundreds of money books when I sold this site in 2009, I’d have even more books — and no place to put them.) Last week, a GRS reader named Lindsay dropped a line with an interesting question: “I’m really enjoying your work back at GRS, the email newsletter, and your most recent FB live video! I’m wondering: Do you have a list of all the money books you...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Budget, Microsoft, Massachusetts, Book Reviews, Marketing, Elizabeth Warren, Ted, Kansas, Slim, Duke, Vermont, Collins, Liz

Adobe to announce Photoshop for iPad

"FINE," Adobe said in a press release. "I hope you're goddamn satisfied." Adobe’s chief product officer of Creative Cloud Scott Belsky confirmed the company was working on a new cross-platform iteration of Photoshop and other applications, but declined to specify the timing of their launches. “My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible,” Belsky said in an interview. “There’s a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on ...
Tags: Apps, Post, News, Creative Cloud, Belsky, Shoop, Scott Belsky

Adobe now offers a free starter plan for its XD design tool

XD, Adobe’s user interface and user experience design and prototyping tool, came out of beta last October to join the group of products in the company’s Creative Cloud subscription program. Today, it’s expanding the availability of XD to a wider range of potential users with the launch of a free starter plan for individual users of XD. This plan is available to all users, no matter whether they are students or professionals. The company also today announced the Adobe Fund for Design, a $10 milli...
Tags: TC, Adobe, Developer, Tech, Creative Cloud, Guzman, Behance, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Adobe XD, XD Cicco Guzman

5 things your brand should know about building a voice app

As 360i CEO Jared Belsky likes to say, "This revolution won't be televised ... it will be voiced."But as seriously as his agency thinks marketers should take voice, Belsky says a lot of brands are biding their time to navigate the tricky landscape until the terrain is a little more established.That's probably not smart. Continue reading at [Author: [email protected] (Megan Graham)]
Tags: Advertising, Belsky, Jared Belsky, Megan Graham

Management shifts at 360i as Belsky, Hofstetter take new roles

360i is elevating president Jared Belsky to CEO and making current CEO Sarah Hofstetter the agency's chair. Bryan Wiener, who had held the chairman role, is leaving to become comScore's chief executive after 13 years of leadership at the agency.The Dentsu Aegis Network-owned shop which works with clients including HBO, National Geographic, Chili's and DSW in late March also shifted CMO Abbey Klaassen to president of the agency's New York headquarters.Belsky joined 360i in 2008 as managing dire...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Atlanta, Hofstetter, DSW, Belsky, Bryan Wiener, Sarah Hofstetter, Jared Belsky, Dentsu Aegis Network, Megan Graham, CMO Abbey Klaassen, Belsky Hofstetter, HBO National Geographic Chili

Voice AI is the Latest Brand Battleground

Voice AI is emerging as a winner among the many new outlets for brands to express themselves. In the twenty years since Google and Amazon were founded, the physical world has begun to be transformed into a huge voice-activated web fueled by smart speakers, Google Home, and Amazon Echo. Forty-five million voice-assisted devices are currently in use in the U.S., and eMarketer projects that number will rise to 67 million by 2019. Amazon Echo, and its brain, Alexa, own nearly 70 percent of the smar...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ge, Microsoft, Cortana, Advertising, Siri, Unilever, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Watson, Voice, Adweek, Amazon Echo, Signal, Alexa

This new app uses the power of your social network to find you a good dog walker, massage therapist, or other service professional

The biggest problem with “on-demand” apps, the Uber for XYZ model, is that they make whichever service they are selling a commodity, according to tech entrepreneur and investor Scott Belsky. That's fine for some services, specifically ones where it doesn't really matter who exactly is fulfilling your request. In fact  Belsky, who was an early investor in Uber, thinks the on-demand model is perfect for two crucial areas: driving and delivery. But for "relationship-based" services — tutors, acu...
Tags: Facebook, New York, California, White House, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Garrett Camp, Trump, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Hasan Minhaj, Julio Vasconcellos, Peixe Urbano

The 'messy' way a former Goldman Sachs employee grew a $150 million startup, then turned half his employees into millionaires

Scott Belsky is an early investor in startups such as Uber, Pinterest, and Warby Parker who began his career at Goldman Sachs. He realized quickly that Goldman wasn't for him, so he spent the next four years saving $18,000. He used the money and some help from those close to him to quit and bootstrap a startup called Behance. Belsky didn't take a paycheck for the next two years. In the end, the hard work paid off. Adobe purchased Behance for a reported $150 million, and Belsky went out of his ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Ge, Pinterest, Adobe, Yahoo, Arianna Huffington, Wall Street, Massachusetts, America, Trends, StumbleUpon, USV, Harvard

Early Uber and Pinterest investor reveals the 1 question everyone should ask before they join a startup

If you're interviewing for a job at a startup, you might be offered stock options. Sometimes, startups offer stock options intead of a higher salary. It's not always easy to tell the true value of what you're being offered. And sometimes, what can sound like a lot of stock in a company can actually amount to very little. "First, you should  realize that when you're joining a startup, the likely outcome is nothing," Scott Belsky, a startup investor and entrepreneur, tells Business Insider. "But i...
Tags: Pinterest, Trends, Vegas, Behance, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Shontell

Genetic Analysis Predicts Academic Achievement For The First Time

Teachers and parents may one day be able to use a genetic test to predict whether or not a child will excel at or struggle with academics in the future, based on new research pioneered by scientists at King’s College London. While the prospect may present a frightening vision of a future in which ability and potential will be determined by one’s genetic makeup, and indeed is tainted by a history of eugenics and racist science, the researchers say the tests will help identify, early on, the chil...
Tags: London, News, Huffington Post, University Of Southern California, First Time, Anna Almendrala, Benjamin, King s College, Duke University School of Medicine, Belsky, Daniel Benjamin, Robert Plomin

Why Are Headless Women Featured On So Many Movie Posters?

Quick, what do Hot Tub Time Machine, Minions, and American Beauty have in common? Their movie posters all feature headless women. The phenomenon of movie posters featuring women with their faces turned away or their heads completely missing from the frame is bizarrely ubiquitous across different genres. This is the troubling pattern explored by the Tumblr The Headless Women of Hollywood. The b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Brie Larson, Belsky

Benchmark adds Belsky as GP

Benchmark announced in a blog last week that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as a general partner. Belsky, an angel investor and founder and CEO of New York-based Behance, which Adobe acquired about four years ago. Benchmark’s Bill Gurley wrote in a blog post that Belsky came to the attention of the firm through his work as an investor and an advisor to such companies as Uber, Warby Parker, Pinterest and most recently Periscope.
Tags: New York, People, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Behance, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Uber Warby Parker Pinterest

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 online platform for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, and art directors to showcase their skills. Adobe acquired Behance in 2012 for more than $150 million in cash and stock, and Belsky stuck around for a little more than three years as a VP in charge of the business unit...
Tags: New York, Adobe, Goldman Sachs, Behance, Belsky, Scott Belsky

Obesity vs. aging [Biological Sciences]

The article by Belsky et al. (1) presents two summary measures of health as measures of “aging,” one cross-sectional and the other longitudinal. Their analysis is fundamentally flawed by a failure to recognize the biological meaning of the measures that are used in the summary index. Looking at the changes...
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