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Skillshare is a company building an online learning community to master real-world skills from project-based classes. It provides access to variety of online classes taught by the experts in creativity, design, business, and technology. Its short lessons and hands-on projects make learning simple and convenient, while an engaged community keeps students motivated and inspired. 

HQNew York, NY, US
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureA

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)503(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Skillshare

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien

CEO Starfish Media Group
Michael Karnjanaprakorn

Michael Karnjanaprakorn

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

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Skillshare Office Locations

Skillshare has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
35 E 21st St
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Skillshare Financials and Metrics

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Skillshare total Funding

$116.7 m

Time since last funding

3 months ago

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Skillshare Operating Metrics

Skillshare's Registered Members was reported to be 12 m in Aug, 2020.
Aug, 2020

Classes Taught

30 k

Registered Members

12 m


8 k
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Skillshare Cybersecurity Score

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Skillshare Online and Social Media Presence

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Skillshare News and Updates

The 3-stage growth model that tells you who to hire and when — the CEO of Skillshare, which just raised $66 million in funding during the pandemic, swears by it.

Summary List Placement On August 10, online learning platform Skillshare closed a $66 million Series D funding round, marking a sevenfold increase in its valuation since July 2018. Business has boomed during lockdown: Sales were up 90% in the second quarter of the year compared to 2019, and it adde…

With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare raises $66M

Skillshare CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 has been a year of rapid growth — even before the pandemic forced large swaths of the population to stay home and turn to online learning for entertainment and enrichment. Cooper (who became CEO in 2017) told me that the company decided last year to “focus on our…

Skillshare offers access to thousands of online classes for $99 a year — I took a writing course led by one of my favorite authors

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Skillshare Hires Christophe Gillet as Chief Product Officer

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SKILLSHARE, the online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business and technology disciplines, announced today that it has appointed Christophe Gillet as Chief Product Officer. Gillet will lead Skillshare's product, design and...

Skillshare Announces $28 Million Series C Funding

NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SKILLSHARE, the online learning community with thousands of classes in creative, business and tech disciplines, today announced it has closed $28 million in new financing. The new round includes $20 million in equity funding as well as $8 million in ...

Skillshare finds its groove by helping freelancers learn

The New York-based startup has raised $28 million in Series C funding. There is no shortage of online video content available today for free. Yet Skillshare, the New York-based learning platform, has convinced a growing number of freelancers to pay $15 per month, or $99 per year, for access to its l…
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Skillshare Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Skillshare founded?

    Skillshare was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Skillshare key executives?

    Skillshare's key executives are Soledad O'Brien, Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Matt Cooper.

  • How many employees does Skillshare have?

    Skillshare has 503 employees.

  • Who are Skillshare competitors?

    Competitors of Skillshare include Atlantic Training, edX and MasterClass.

  • Where is Skillshare headquarters?

    Skillshare headquarters is located at 35 E 21st St, New York.

  • Where are Skillshare offices?

    Skillshare has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Skillshare have?

    Skillshare has 1 office.