MasterClass is the premier online education platform redefining the digital learning experience by bringing world-class experts and renowned instructors to students globally through a cutting-edge technology platform meant to distill knowledge and create meaningful experiences through online video. MasterClass provides online learning by working with globally-recognized instructors and Emmy and Academy Award winning directors to create a new kind of class.


TypePrivate
HQSan Francisco, US
Founded2015
Size (employees)186 (est)
Websitemasterclass.com
MasterClass was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at MasterClass

David Rogier

David Rogier

CEO, Co-Founder
Ajay Varia

Ajay Varia

VP Engineering
Aaron Rasmussen

Aaron Rasmussen

Co-Founder, CTO & Creative Director
Reid Benson

Reid Benson

Director, User Acquisition & Growth
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MasterClass Office Locations

MasterClass has an office in San Francisco
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MasterClass Financials and Metrics

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MasterClass's latest funding round in September 2018 was reported to be $80 m. In total, MasterClass has raised $136.4 m
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MasterClass News and Updates

MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too

In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, basketball, comedy, acting, screenwriting, photography — even producing electronic music. Toward that end, Master…

Multi-Michelin-Star Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to Teach Restaurant Recipes for Cooking at Home in Newest MasterClass

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today that Chef Gordon Ramsay will offer his second online cooking class exclusively through its platform, becoming the first...

MasterClass is mastering scale as a media business

MasterClass’ $80M Series D announced last week marks a triumph in validating the potential venture-scale of content businesses in an era when many are founded with equal parts tech and media DNA. The platform for online video courses on topics from film directing to tennis taught by iconic figures i…

MasterClass raises $80M after doubling sales last year

MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand internationally. The Series D funding, led by IVP, will also be used to bring more celebrities to M…

MasterClass raises $80 million to bring celebrity mentors to the masses

Filmmaking taught by Martin Scorsese? Comedy taught by Steve Martin? Chess taught by Garry Kasparov? Tennis taught by Serena Williams? Cooking taught by Gordon Ramsay? If that sounds like some sort of fantasy school for famous expert tutors, you would be partially correct — except for the fantasy pa…

MasterClass Has Celebrity Instructors and $136 Million. Will Students Show Up?

MasterClass sells access to celebrities in the form of video lectures for $90 a pop.
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MasterClass Blogs

Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home

For the first time ever, a MasterClass instructor is back for a second class. Legendary chef Gordon Ramsay‘s newest class gives students a way to keep learning—this time with 13 restaurant-inspired recipes Gordon redesigned to cook at home: www.masterclass.com/gr2 Gordon Ramsay is one of the world’s…

Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking

Our newest instructor, Ken Burns, is arguably America’s most celebrated filmmaker of historical documentaries with nearly 40 years of masterful storytelling. Now you can learn how his unique creative process captivates audiences, illuminates history, and sparks empathy from millions of viewers. Pre-…

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