Freelance market Fiverr introduced this morning that it’s buying Seattle-based on-line studying firm CreativeLive for an undisclosed quantity. CreativeLive is an entrepreneurial studying platform the place customers can attend programs on video, pictures, design, enterprise, advertising and extra.
Fiverr, which is an internet market that connects companies with on-demand freelancers, says that the flexibility to achieve new abilities in a altering work surroundings is a part of its function in main transformation for patrons and sellers on its platform.
“Fiverr is greater than only a work platform, we basically imagine in supporting all the freelance life-style, and that features skilled schooling and coaching,” mentioned Fiverr founder and CEO Micha Kaufman in an announcement. “The acquisition of CreativeLive is a part of this broader technique. The depth and caliber of the programs that CreativeLive provides are distinctive and we stay up for providing them to our whole neighborhood.”
The corporate notes that CreativeLive’s instructors embody a various group of Pulitzer Prize, Grammy and Oscar winners, together with New York Instances best-selling authors and notable entrepreneurs. Fiverr states that CreativeLive’s experience in creating compelling studying experiences is a pure match for its platform.
CreativeLive will stay a standalone service and develop its staff from its present headquarters in Seattle. Fiverr’s present on-line studying platform, Fiverr Be taught, will likely be folded into CreativeLive as it really works to broaden its choices following the acquisition.
“The longer term favors folks and corporations that may create, innovate and adapt to a fast-paced, work surroundings,” mentioned CreativeLive founder and CEO Chase Jarvis in an announcement. “We’re excited to be a part of the Fiverr household and to develop our stock of compelling programs that improve financial alternative for our neighborhood, the Fiverr neighborhood and right this moment’s trendy workforce.”
CreativeLive was based in 2010 with the intention to “sit on the intersection of the way forward for creativity, studying, and of labor” and to fill the hole that exists in on-line programs for artistic professionals. Since then, the corporate has provided over 2,000 courses which have reached over 10 million customers.
Fiverr, which was additionally based in 2010, says 4 million clients purchased companies from freelancers on its platform throughout greater than 160 nations in its newest fiscal yr. Moreover, the corporate filed to go public on the NYSE in 2019.
Earlier this yr, Fiverr expanded past project-based funds with the launch of three- or six-month subscriptions. By this function, sellers on Fiverr can provide to supply an outlined set of labor every month. The client or vendor can cancel at any time with out having to pay charges on the remaining months of the subscription