MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught lessons, sits on the cusp of leisure and schooling. It gives digital, but aspirational studying: an internet tennis class with Serena Williams, a cooking session with Gordon Ramsay. Whereas there’s the off probability that an teacher would possibly truly speak to you — it has occurred earlier than — the platform largely simply gives paywalled documentary-style content material.
The imaginative and prescient has acquired consideration. MasterClass is elevating funding that might worth it at $2.5 billion, as scooped by Axios and confirmed independently by a supply to TechCrunch. However whereas MasterClass has discovered a candy spot, can the success be replicated?
Buyers actually assume so. Outlier, based by MasterClass’ co-founder, closed a $30 million Sequence C this week, for reasonably priced, digital faculty programs. The similarities between Outlier and its founder’s alma mater aren’t refined: It’s actually attempting to use MasterClass’ high-quality videography