creativeLIVE Closes $7.5M Series A Financing

creativeLIVE, a Seattle and San Francisco-based online interactive global classroom for creative entrepreneurs, has closed a $7.5m Series A financing.

The round has been led by Greylock Partners.

Co-founded in 2010 by photographer/director Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson, and now led by newly appointed CEO Mika Salmi, former President of Viacom Digital, creativeLIVE offers an interactive classroom that hosts multi-day workshops to enable individuals to learn “real-life” skills.
It allows users around the world to watch the live-streamed classes for free and buy copies of the courses.
Instructors include professionals in the disciplines of photography, business, productivity, software development, design, film, video and more.

In conjunction with the investment, Greylock partner James Slavet will join creativeLIVE’s Board of Directors. In addition to his role as CEO, Salmi also becomes a member of the Board, joining Jarvis and COO Jon Cunningham.



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