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Creative Artists Agency
creativeLIVE is the world’s leading live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs. Using a scalable freemium model, creativeLIVE is transforming the $100 billion continuing education market by offering frictionless access to the best teachers in the world via a social video platform. creativeLIVE’s live broadcasts are interactive social classrooms.
Anyone in the world can watch the live-streamed classes for free and copies of the courses are available for purchase at any time. More than one million students from over 200 countries have participated since the company’s inception, with the most popular classes attracting more than 150,000 students. Profitable since launch, creativeLIVE has already paid out millions of dollars to instructors.
creativeLIVE’s instructors include New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy nominated directors, and award-winning professionals in the disciplines of photography, business, productivity, software development, design, film, video and more.
The company was founded in April 2010 by world-renowned photographer, director and artist Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson and has been profitable since day one. The company is led by CEO Mika Salmi, backed by Greylock Partners and has locations in Seattle and San Francisco.