Acquisition demonstrates Fiverr’s commitment to growing its subsidiaries and expands CreativeLive’s strongest content category by adding outdoor and adventure photography courses
CreativeLive, a Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR) company and renowned online learning platform for creators, entrepreneurs and freelancers, today announced its acquisition of the content and website of Wildist.co, a leading provider of online courses in outdoor and adventure photography taught by industry leaders including Chris Burkard, Alex Strohl, Finn Beales, and Benjamin Hardman. The acquisition further solidifies CreativeLive as the premier learning destination for photographers of all levels, and underscores Fiverr’s commitment to empowering its communities of talent across categories.
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The acquisition further solidifies CreativeLive as the premier learning destination for photographers of all levels, and underscores Fiverr’s commitment to empowering its communities of talent across categories. (Graphic: Business Wire)
With the expansion of CreativeLive’s portfolio of photography courses, Fiverr aims to broaden the resources available to its community of freelance photographers. The new content from Wildist.co gives them the necessary tools and inspiration to take their careers to new heights or to simply explore new areas. Expanding the breadth and quality of learning content on CreativeLive aligns with Fiverr’s broader mission of revolutionizing how the world works together - and to operate beyond a work platform by providing a network of resources to support and accelerate the success of its community.
“Our roots run deep in photography - it is why I started CreativeLive and it is where my true passion lies. As a platform that seeks to meet the evolving needs of all different types of creators, acquiring Wildist.co and its content highlights our ongoing commitment to this space and to ensuring the future success of photographers everywhere,” said Chase Jarvis, founder and CEO of CreativeLive. “Photography is also an important and robust category on Fiverr, and so there is an incredible opportunity for photographers to learn new skills through CreativeLive content, and then monetize those skills on the Fiverr platform. The Fiverr network, including CreativeLive, cares deeply about empowering talent and providing them with the tools they need to grow professionally. This acquisition solidifies that commitment.”
Photographers are pushing into outdoor-specific photography more now than ever before - and this addition of Wildist’s courses expands on CreativeLive’s existing collection of more than 1000 photography classes. This acquisition also expands the platform’s roster of top tier instructor talent.
Founded in 2018 by world-renowned photographer Alex Strohl and brand innovator Laura Schmalstieg, Wildist.co’s mission is to provide high-quality workshops to help photographers, no matter how much experience they have or where they are on their journey, do their best work. With this acquisition, Wildist.co will be folded into CreativeLive, where workshops and content will reach a broader audience, including the millions of photographers who already use the platform.
“Access to the knowledge of world-class photographers is limited — our goal as a platform has always been to bridge the gap between expert photographers and enthusiasts, and facilitate an in-depth learning experience that makes a student feel like they are there in person,” said Alex Strohl. “Fiverr and CreativeLive share the same goals, and we’re excited to see our content reach a wider audience.”
All Wildist.co students will have full access to their workshops and subscriptions through the CreativeLive platform, and the Wildist.co domain redirects to CreativeLive.
CreativeLive is an entrepreneurial learning platform that sits at the intersection of the future of creativity, the future of learning, and the future of work. The online platform offers 2,000+ classes across a variety of creative and business categories and has helped more than 10 million learners acquire new skills for career, hobby, and life.
Fiverr’s mission is to revolutionize how the world works together. We exist to democratize access to talent and to provide talent with access to opportunities so anyone can grow their business, brand, or dreams. From small businesses to Fortune 500, over 4 million customers worldwide worked with freelance talent on Fiverr in the past year, ensuring their workforces remain flexible, adaptive, and agile. With Fiverr’s Talent Cloud, companies can easily scale their teams from a talent pool of skilled professionals from over 160 countries across more than 550 categories, ranging from programming to 3D design, digital marketing to content creation, from video animation to architecture.