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It’s been a big year for online learning companies — and it sounds like Thinkific is no exception. The Vancouver-based startup is announcing that it has raised $22 million in new funding. Thinkific different from businesses like MasterClass (which raised $100 million this year) and Skillshare (which raised $66 million ) because it doesn’t create, distribute or monetize online classes itself. Instead, it’s built a platform where anyone can create their own courses, then sell them on their own websites. Co-founder and CEO Greg Smith said that when someone builds a course with Thinkific, it’s usually when they “want control over their brand, they really want to own that customer relation... Full story

29 September