Why Fiverr (FVRR) Acquired CreativeLive

By Amit Chowdhry ● Oct 12, 2021
  • Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR) — a company that is changing how the world works together — announced its acquisition of CreativeLive. This is why.

Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR) — a company that is changing how the world works together — announced its acquisition of Seattle-based online learning company CreativeLive, a renowned creative and entrepreneurial education platform where people can learn about design, business, photography, video, marketing, and more. And the instructors include a diverse group of Pulitzer-, Grammy-, and Oscar-winners, New York Times best-selling authors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2010 by Chase Jarvis, CreativeLive sits at the intersection of the future of creativity, the future of learning, and the future of work. And the platform offers more than 2,000 classes across a variety of creative and business categories and has helped more than 10 million learners acquire new skills for their career, their hobbies, and their life.

CreativeLive will remain a standalone organization, retain, and grow its team from its current headquarters in Seattle, WA with founder and CEO Chase Jarvis remaining at the helm. And Fiverr’s current online learning platform, Fiverr Learn will be folded into CreativeLive to further meet the needs of freelancers and businesses across the world.

KEY QUOTES:

“Fiverr is more than just a work platform – we fundamentally believe in supporting the entire freelance lifestyle, and that includes professional education and training. The ability to acquire new skills in a rapidly changing work environment and then be able to monetize them is part of Fiverr’s role in leading transformation for buyers and sellers on our platform. The acquisition of CreativeLive is part of this broader strategy. Chase and the team’s expertise in creating compelling learning experiences across industries is a natural fit for us as we scale this part of our business. The depth and caliber of the courses that CreativeLive offers are exceptional and we look forward to offering them to our entire community.”

— Micha Kaufman, Founder and CEO of Fiverr

“The future favors people and companies that can create, innovate and adapt to a rapidly-changing world. Core to all this is people’s ability to learn new skills, to think creatively, and operate with a growth mindset. Once thought to be ‘nice to haves’, we now know these attributes are key to success in any industry. We are excited to be part of the Fiverr family, to grow our inventory of compelling courses, and increase economic opportunity for our community, the Fiverr community and today’s modern workforce.”

— Chase Jarvis, Founder and CEO of CreativeLive