Thinkific Raises $22M to Meet Surging Demand in Online Courses

  • Revenue generated by Thinkific course creators surpassed half a billion dollars and is expected to top 1.5 billion dollars in 2021

  • 50,000 course creators use Thinkific to educate over 25 million people

  • Thinkific is experiencing close to 150% year-over-year revenue growth

Thinkific, the leading platform for creating and selling online courses, today announced it has closed $22M in growth financing. The round was led by Vancouver-based Rhino Ventures, who were early investors in the company, and brings the total raised to date to $25M.

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Thinkific, the leading platform for creating and selling online courses (Photo: Business Wire)

Thinkific has been profitable since 2018 yet chose to raise additional funding to accelerate product innovation and continue shaping the future of online courses. “Thinkific is changing the face of digital commerce by empowering every entrepreneur and business to earn revenue and

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