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Create Academy

Create Academy

Turning an MVP into a successful product attracting $1.9 million in investment.

About the Client

Create Academy is a learning platform that builds creative confidence and makes learning a joy through thoughtfully curated video courses and access to the expertise of leading figures in food, interiors, decorative arts and gardening.


Create Academy needed to move from MVP on a third party platform to a mature product that would support their funding goals. Whitesmith provided a full interim start-up team to accelerate development and deliver a product that would take Create Academy to their next raise.


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Building the MVP on an existing learning platform had allowed Create Academy to launch and prove the product, but made it difficult to create and retain value. Create Academy needed a platform that would scale with them and allow them to build a product with lasting value.


Whitesmith embedded a fully-functioning interim product team focused on transforming Create Academy into a Product Led Growth Company. A new business strategy was developed and aligned with a product strategy informed by feedback from critical product-focused metrics such as retention, sales performance, and conversion.


The partnership of Whitesmith and Create Academy helped transform the company. Barriers to growth were removed and LTV increased by +26% YoY. Consequently, Create Academy has successfully secured the investment they sought and are now building their internal team to support their continued success.


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