The Skills, a Los Angeles, CA-based online education platform to focus exclusively on education taught by icons of professional sport, raised $5m in seed funding.
The round was led by Will Ventures with participation from other investors including Global Founders Capital, 8VC, Maveron, Hack VC, and Correlation VC.
The company plans to use its funding to create new content.
Led by Omer Atesmen, founder and CEO, The Skills offers courses from elite athletes including Maria Sharapova, Larry Fitzgerald, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Shaun White, and now Michael Phelps and Megan Rapinoe. The athletes provide tips on how to improve at the fundamentals of their sport while also discussing the life lessons that they have learned throughout their careers.
The Skills offers subscription memberships ranging from $69.00 to $149.00. Each Marquee Course contains 20+ sessions and 100+ total minutes of entertaining and educational video content.