CreativeLive expands portfolio of online photography courses with acquisition of Wildist.co
CreativeLivea Fiverr company (NYSE: FVRR) and renowned online learning platform for creators, entrepreneurs and freelancers, today announced the acquisition of the content and website of Wildist.co, a leading provider of outdoor and adventure photography online courses taught by industry leaders including Chris Burkard, Alex Strohl, Finn Beales and Benjamin Hardman. The acquisition further strengthens CreativeLive as the premier learning destination for photographers of all skill levels and underscores Fiverr’s commitment to empowering its talent communities across all categories.
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The acquisition further strengthens CreativeLive as the premier learning destination for photographers of all skill levels and underscores Fiverr’s commitment to empowering its talent communities across all 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. New Wildist.co content gives them the tools and inspiration to take their careers to new heights or simply explore new areas. Expanding the breadth and quality of learning content on CreativeLive aligns with Fiverr’s larger mission to revolutionize the way the world works together – and to operate beyond one platform. form of work by providing a network of resources to support and accelerate the success of its community.
“Our roots run deep in photography – that’s why I started CreativeLive and therein lies my true passion. As a platform that seeks to meet the changing needs of all different types of creators , the acquisition of Wildist.co and its content underscores our continued commitment to this space and to ensuring the future success of photographers everywhere,” said Chase Jarvis, Founder and CEO of Creative Live. “Photography is also a big and strong 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 reinforces this commitment.
Photographers are pushing toward outdoor-specific photography more than ever — and this course addition from Wildist expands CreativeLive’s existing collection of over 1,000 photography courses. This acquisition also expands the platform’s roster of talented instructors.
Founded in 2018 by a world famous photographer Alex Ströhl and brand innovator Laura Schmalstieg, Wildist.co’s mission is to provide high-quality workshops to help photographers, no matter their experience or where they are in their journey, to do their best work. With this acquisition, Wildist.co will be integrated into CreativeLive, where workshops and content will reach a wider 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 to facilitate an in-depth learning experience that empowers the ‘student feels like they’re 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 memberships 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 over 2,000 courses in a variety of creative and business categories and has helped over 10 million learners learn new skills for their careers, hobbies and lives.
Fiverr’s mission is to revolutionize the way the world works together. We exist to democratize access to talent and give them access to opportunities so that everyone can grow their business, brand or dreams. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, more than 4 million customers worldwide have worked with freelance talent on Fiverr over the past year, ensuring their workforces remain flexible, adaptable and agile. With Fiverr’s Talent Cloud, businesses can easily scale their teams from a talent pool of skilled professionals from over 160 countries in over 550 categories, ranging from programming to 3D design, digital marketing to content creation, from video animation to architecture.