Disco, a Toronto, Canada-based live learning platform for creators, closed a $4.75m funding round.
The round was led by Quiet Capital, Golden Ventures, inovia, and GSV (investors in Masterclass, Coursera). Influencers from the learning space, creator economy and community platforms are also investing. This includes: Wattpad founder Ivan Yuen, Shopify’s Farhan Thanwar, Satish Kanwar, Arati Sharma, and Brandon Chu, Indiegogo’s Board Member Rob Goldman, Clearbanc and Dragon Den’s Michele Romanow, Lambda School’s Matt Wyndowe, Former Head Learning, Endeavor’s Tarun Sachdeva, former CAA agent K5’s Michael Kives among others.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and development efforts to bring the product to market.
Co-founded by Candice Faktor and Chris Sukornyk, Disco is a platform for creators to build and scale their live learning experiences, grow their community with workshops, cohort-based courses, and microschool tools. Disco offers branding, live video, group chat, and the ability to scale beyond a course into an ongoing learning community.
Graham Hill (Carbonauts), Dan Martell (SaaS Academy), Sarah Lacy (Chairman Mom), Michele Romanow (Clearbanc, Dragon’s Den), are a few of the creators with the platform, which is currently live and in closed beta.