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MasterClass is an innovative online education platform offering access to courses taught by world-renowned experts and celebrities across various fields, including cooking, writing, science, music, and more. The platform is designed for learners seeking to gain new skills or deepen existing ones through high-quality, cinematic video lessons.

Founded: 2015

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MasterClass Company Overview

Founded in 2015, MasterClass has quickly emerged as a leader in online education, providing professionally produced, immersive video lessons taught by celebrity experts and industry leaders. The platform stands out for its high production values and the caliber of its instructors—ranging from Gordon Ramsay in cooking to Serena Williams in tennis. MasterClass’s offerings cover a wide range of subjects, including creative arts, entertainment, business, and more, making learning accessible and engaging. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The company's approach caters to a broad audience, from beginners to professionals looking to enhance their skills. MasterClass has attracted significant investment, highlighting its growth potential and the increasing demand for flexible, high-quality educational content.

Management Team

David Rogier CEO & Co-Founder
Mark Williamson COO
David Schriber CMO
Ann Watson Chief People Officer
Erica Kammann VP, Chief of Staff

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MasterClass Reportedly Spent $100,000 on a Replica of Bob Iger’s Office

The streamer that made its name on offering lectures from the biggest celebrities is getting a class in economics.

MasterClass Takes a Crash Course in Frugality

MasterClass had a problem with the shoot featuring its latest star instructor, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger. The startup was emerging as a poster child of the new media landscape, one that was bringing Hollywood-style production values and A-list celebrities to a category - online education - often associated with dry lectures and crummy camera work.

MasterClass slashes its prices by 33% in a bid to attract more users

MasterClass is looking to boost its enrollment, announcing plans to introduce new types of programming and cutting the price of its annual subscription by one-third.

MasterClass Announces New Class With Ariel Investments Co-CEO Mellody Hobson on Strategic Decision-Making

MasterClass announced that distinguished business leader Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments, will teach a class on strategic decision-making. In her class, Hobson shares her guiding principles for leadership and decision-making, leveraging her experience in the C-suite and as a board member for Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks Corp., JPMorgan Chase, the Estée Lauder Companies, DreamWorks Animation SKG and more. Hobson's class is available now exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers have unlimited access to all 180+ instructors with an annual membership.

MasterClass Hires Ben Cotner, Formerly With Netflix and A24, as VP of Creative

Ben Cotner, previously with A24 and Netflix, has joined celebrity-driven online learning platform MasterClass as VP of creative.