On Thursday, October 7th, we proudly announced that CreativeLive has been acquired by Fiverr. This won't change how you experience CreativeLive, or our mission / vision. Instead, we expect to provide even more value in the coming months for those in our community.
Please visit our blog to read more about the announcement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Fiverr and why have they acquired CreativeLive?
At its core, Fiverr is a marketplace for digital services and their mission is to change how the world works together. They are a public company (NYSE: FVRR) and were founded in 2010, the same year as CreativeLive. Their platform sits at the forefront of the future of work, connecting freelance creators with businesses of all sizes across more than 500 categories including design, photography, digital marketing, programming, animation, audio, video and more.
CreativeLive and Fiverr have many synergies. The vision, in part, is to connect those who learn skills through CreativeLive with the opportunity to earn real money through freelance work on the Fiverr platform. And conversely to make it easy for anyone buying or selling services on the Fiverr platform to learn new skills on the CreativeLive platform.
What Fiverr’s acquisition of CreativeLive really underpins is a future connecting skills with economic opportunity. We believe that this virtuous cycle - pursuing passions, learning new skills, and leveraging those skills for economic upside - is the future of work, and our goal is to take a global leadership role in this future.
How can I learn more about Fiverr?
We encourage you to check out our parent company Fiverr at www.fiverr.com.
What will happen to CreativeLive and my CreativeLive account?
Access to your account, subscription, and/or classes will exist as it does today.
As a result of the acquisition we will expand our course offerings, accelerate class production velocity, and continue to improve the product experience.
I have a Creator Pass subscription. Will anything be changing?
Your Creator Pass will remain unchanged for the duration of your subscription.
Will I maintain access to the classes I have purchased?
Yes. You will continue to have access with the same login credentials in the same way you’ve always accessed your account / profile.
Will CreativeLive continue to make new classes?
Yes! We will continue to add new creative content to the CreativeLive library with new classes, podcasts and inspiring student success stories. AND... as a result of the acquisition we aim to expand our course offerings, accelerate class production velocity, and continue to improve the product experience. New Fast Classes and LIVE content will also continue to be a part of the regular programming.
I have a CreativeLive and a Fiverr account. Will they be merging?
Not at this time. You will continue to access CreativeLive and Fiverr as you have in the past.
Can I buy CreativeLive classes from Fiverr or Fiverr Learn classes from CreativeLive?
Not at this time. You will still need to buy CreativeLive classes from creativelive.com and Fiverr Learn classes from learn.fiverr.com. You will access your classes from the site from which you purchased.
If nothing is changing, why team up with Fiverr?
It’s not that nothing is changing. Fundamentally what’s changing is that Fiverr is bringing its leading marketplace together with CreativeLive’s leading role in teaching the world’s creators, entrepreneurs and enterprises - to create more value for both communities and cultivate economic opportunity around the future of work.
The future favors people and companies that can create, innovate and adapt to a fast paced work environment. Core to all this is people’s ability to learn new skills, to think creatively, apply those skills, and operate with a growth mindset. Once thought to be ‘nice to haves’, we now know that these attributes are key to success in any industry - and for any fulfilling life.
Over time we expect to amplify the synergies between the companies: to bring Fiverr’s scale to bear on the CreativeLive ecosystem, and the empowering aspects of learning on CreativeLive to the Fiverr ecosystem. In short, this is a natural fit. We are very excited to be part of the Fiverr family and to grow our inventory of compelling courses, increase our global footprint, and increase economic opportunity for our community, the Fiverr community and today’s modern workplace.