Creative work portfolio-building startup Behance has grabbed $6.5 million in its first round of funding.
Behance is a marketplace for creatives — artists, graphic designers, web designers, writers, and the like — to showcase their work for companies that are looking for talent. Anyone can create a portfolio to show off their work on the site. The company also helps creative professionals promote their work and manage the responses they get from potential employers, like a LinkedIn for artists.
After watching the Behance team build something people love without any funding, I'm thrilled to be part of the investor team helping this great NY startup turn the volume up to 11.