Craftsy offers hundreds of classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more, bringing the world’s best instructors to the user. Craftsy strives to provide the best education, supplies and inspiration for passionate makers. Their innovative, online platform enables students to learn at their own pace with easy-to-follow HD video lessons they can access on their computers and mobile devices anytime, anywhere, forever. Each of Craftsy’s classes are carefully curated to provide the most engaging experience, and the expert instructors are the foremost authorities in their fields. In addition to video lessons, Craftsy has a range of downloadable step-by-step craft workshops, combining photographs and instructions.
Craftsy parent company Sympoz Inc was founded in April 2010 by former eBay executives John Levisay and Josh Scott, plus Todd Tobin and Bret Hanna. It raised $15 million in an angel round of funding from Access Venture Partners, Foundry Group, Harrison Metal and Tiger Global Management, launching the website just over a year later. By September 2012, the company estimated that an average of 1,600 people a day were signing up for Craftsy courses.