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Skillshare, Inc.


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Skillshare is an online learning platform that specializes in creative education for individuals who are eager to learn new skills or enhance existing ones. It offers a wide array of courses in areas such as design, photography, video, freelancing, and more, taught by industry professionals and creative experts. Skillshare fosters a vibrant community of learners and instructors, providing tools and insights that support personal and professional growth through self-paced, project-based learning.

Founded: 2010

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Skillshare Company Overview

Founded to democratize learning in the creative fields, Skillshare has emerged as a leading online platform where millions of students come to improve their skills. The platform caters to a global audience eager to learn through hands-on projects and collaborative learning environments. Skillshare offers more than 25,000 classes taught by over 8,000 teachers, each designed to be engaging, informative, and accessible. Skillshare’s courses cover a broad spectrum of topics including illustration, graphic design, photography, creative writing, animation, fine arts, music, web design, and many aspects of digital marketing. Each course is structured to enhance learning through interactive projects, enabling students to apply their skills in real-world contexts. This approach not only boosts learning retention but also empowers students to build portfolios that showcase their competencies to potential employers or clients. The platform is designed to serve both individual learners and teams, offering customized learning paths that help organizations foster their employees' creative and professional skills. Skillshare also supports a diverse and inclusive community where learners from all backgrounds can share insights, exchange feedback, and collaborate on projects. Skillshare’s business model is based on subscriptions that provide unlimited access to all courses. New members can start with a free trial to explore the offerings before committing to a subscription plan, which is available on an annual or monthly basis. This flexibility makes Skillshare an attractive option for lifelong learners and professionals seeking to continuously evolve their skill set. Furthermore, the platform encourages seasoned professionals and creatives to share their expertise by becoming instructors. This community-driven aspect of Skillshare highlights its commitment to nurturing an environment where everyone can learn from each other, making it a dynamic resource for anyone looking to advance their creative pursuits.

Management Team

Matthew Cooper Chief Executive Officer, President & Board Member
Lauren Tropeano Chief People Officer
Malcolm Ong Co-Founder
James Rosenstock Chief Financial Officer

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