Acquisition highlights the importance of access to new skills in a dynamic work environment
NEW YORK, October 07, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR), the company that is changing the way the world works together, today announced the acquisition of the Seattle-based online training company CreativeLive, a renowned creative and entrepreneurial education platform where people can learn about design, business, photography, video, marketing and more. Instructors include a diverse group of Pulitzer, Grammy and Oscar winners, New York Times bestselling authors, thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs.
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Fiverr Acquires Creative and Entrepreneurial Education Platform, CreativeLive, to Extend Online Learning Capabilities (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Fiverr is more than just a work platform – we fundamentally believe in supporting the entire independent lifestyle, and that includes vocational education and training. The ability to learn new skills in a rapidly changing work environment and then be able to monetize them is part of Fiverr’s role in driving transformation for buyers and sellers on our platform, ”said Micha Kaufman. , founder and CEO of Fiverr. “The acquisition of CreativeLive is part of this larger strategy. Chase and his team’s expertise in creating compelling learning experiences across industries are a great fit for us as we grow this part of our business. The depth and caliber of the courses offered by CreativeLive are exceptional and we look forward to bringing them to our entire community. “
Founded in 2010 by Chase Jarvis, CreativeLive sits at the intersection of the future of creativity, the future of learning and the future of work. The platform offers over 2,000 courses in a variety of creative and business categories and has helped over 10 million learners learn new skills for their careers, hobbies and lives.
“The future fosters people and businesses who can create, innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing world,” said Chase Jarvis, Founder and CEO of CreativeLive. “At the heart of it all is people’s ability to learn new skills, think creatively, and operate with a growth mindset. Once thought of as “likable,” we now know these attributes are the key to success in any industry. We are thrilled to be part of the Fiverr family, expanding our inventory of exciting courses, and increasing economic opportunities for our community, the Fiverr community, and today’s modern workforce. “
CreativeLive will remain a stand-alone organization, retaining and expanding its team from its current headquarters in Seattle, WA, with Founder and CEO Chase Jarvis remaining at the helm. Fiverr’s current e-learning platform, Fiverr Learn, will be integrated with CreativeLive to better meet the needs of freelancers and businesses around the world.
Fiverr’s mission is to change the way the world works together. Since 2010, the Fiverr Platform has been at the forefront of the future of work by connecting businesses of all sizes to skilled freelancers offering digital services in over 500 categories, across 9 verticals, including design graphics, digital marketing, programming, video and animation. In the twelve months ended June 30, 2021, 4.0 million clients purchased a wide range of services from freelancers in more than 160 countries. We invite you to be part of the future of work by visiting us at fiverr.com, read our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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