Crehana, an online training platform for creative professionals in Spanish-speaking markets, announced today that it has completed a $750,000 seed capital round with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, and HOWZAT Partners. Crehana plans to use the funding for product development and for further expansion across Latin America.
Crehana offers a wide range of affordable courses in creative disciplines such as web design, photography, design, animation, audiovisual and 3D. Addressing a gap in the provision of creative education between limited public university places and expensive, private tuition, Crehana has quickly become a valuable resource to an under-served and growing community of creative professionals in Spain and Latin America. By completing Crehana courses, students are able to continually develop skills, build an online portfolio of work and ultimately enhance their employment prospects.
“We are selling in more than 15 countries in Latin America, helping aspiring professionals learn the skills they need to progress their career. Our plan is to democratize creative education through affordable learning,” said Diego Olcese, Crehana’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Further commenting, Mike Cowell, investment manager at ClearlySo: “Crehana has built an impressive platform, empowering creative people from all backgrounds to further their learning and develop new skills. The scalability of the platform, social impact and Crehana’s strong traction to date made it an appealing proposition for impact investors. We are proud to have supported Crehana on this transaction.”