I co-founded CreativeLive with Chase Jarvis in 2010, combining my background in technology and business with Chase’s expertise as a renowned photographer, creator, and social media influencer. Our goal was to democratize education, making high-quality learning accessible to everyone, regardless of their location or financial situation.
At the time, live streaming over the Internet was a novelty, with platforms like Justin.tv (which later became Twitch) just emerging. Broadcasting 3-day creative workshops was unheard of. In 2012, we raised $7.5M in a Series A financing led by Greylock, and CreativeLive went on to raise nearly $60 million in venture funding. Investors included Social Capital, GSV Acceleration, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. In 2021, the company was acquired by Fiverr.
During its prime, CreativeLive was the leading live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs.