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An e-learning platform to learn how to make and market online video content.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
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Company Summary

CreatorUp is a digital storytelling academy teaching next generation skills for the creative economy. Our business model includes selling on demand courses and live class experiences to both consumers and enterprises.


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    Mike Tringe (co-founder) earned his BA in History and Science from Harvard, and MFA in Film Production from USC. He’s worked as an English and Film teacher at the American School of Tangier, and has also assistant taught film production at USC. Following graduate school, he worked in Film Finance and Sales at CAA, Creative Development at Vuguru (Michael Eisner’s multi-platform studio), and Content Partnerships at Blip Networks.

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    Xiaou Hou graduated from Ithaca College with his MS in Organizational Communication Learning and Design. He also attended Cornell University. He has worked for the startup Sportfolio as a brand manager for five years, and has worked as a front-end developer and designer on external projects with companies ranging from IBM to DemandBase.

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    Sara Akhteh (co-founder) received her BA in Film Theory from UCSC and her MFA from USC in Production. Sara coordinated the summer film school at USC, which included such programs as: Bill Cosby's inner-city youth program, and the Universal and WB backlot programs. Sara has also worked in department coordinating/ management, accounting, and talent recruitment on such films as Social Network, Water for Elephants, In Time, Snow White and the Huntsma


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    Cory Eyler
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    Jeanne Ringe
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    Jennifer Chang
    Business Development
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Previous Investors

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    DreamIt Ventures
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