VSCO is a photo company. We build creative tools and a community driven by self-expression. Our mission is to equip, educate, and inspire anyone on the journey towards realizing their creative potential.
Joel and his Co-Founder, Greg, combined their passions for photography, design, and technology to build VSCO — a company for creators, by creators — in 2011. Prior to founding VSCO, Joel was a globally influential commercial and wedding photographer. A Bay Area native, he is deeply involved in supporting the local Oakland community.
A leader driven by creative vision and soul, Greg is Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at VSCO. Before founding VSCO, Greg was a Creative Director for design agencies in Seattle and New York, as well as an Art Director for Microsoft’s Xbox team. Greg has been recognized by The Grammy Awards, Graphic Design USA, Taschen, and Communication Arts.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Tesa brings 25 years of brand marketing and digital innovation expertise to VSCO. Prior to joining VSCO in 2018, Tesa was Senior Global Brand Marketing Director for Nike Women’s Training, where she spearheaded Nike’s first iOS app and video game title. Tesa also led award-winning campaigns for iconic brands like Volkswagen, Apple, XBOX, and Bacardi, granting her a title with Ad Age's 40 Marketers Under 40.
A longtime pioneer of creator-first business, technology, and culture, Bryan joined VSCO as Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Before VSCO, Bryan was Co-Founder and COO for Typekit (acquired by Adobe), Adaptive Path (acquired by Capital One), and Measure Map (acquired by Google). He also served as an advisor for Twitter, Salt Lake Olympics, The White House, and Lincoln Center.
VSCO has $70m in funding from top investors including Accel Partners and Glynn Capital.
2011 — VSCO founded
2012 — VSCO app launched
2014 — Series A funding
2015 — Series B funding
2017 — VSCO X launched
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CXO
VP of Engineering
VP of Finance
VP of People Ops
VP of Product
former Snapchat COO
Co-Founder & CEO at Super Heroic; former Global Design Director at Nike
Founder & Partner at Slow Ventures; former Co-Founder & CEO at Path; former Product & Marketing at Apple & Facebook
Co-Founder at TONL & Street Etiquette
VP of Product Management at WeWork; former Head of Product at United Master; former VP of Product Management at Pandora
VP of Sales at Photobucket
Head of Performance Partnerships at Uber