The Capitalization Report v210518 BETA

KEYWORDS: MasterClass, Carrick Capital Partners, Tiger Global, Spectrum Equity, Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator, RHC 21, Red Hook Capital, DailyPay, Goldbelly, Houm

EDITOR: JD M. and Will E.



  • MasterClass, a San Francisco, CA-based streaming platform for anyone to learn from the best professionals in their specific field, raised $225M in Series F funding (DISCOLSURE: Red Hook Capital Fund is a co-investor in the deal) PRESS RELEASE URL:
  • DailyPay, a New York City-based provider of on-demand pay solutions for enterprises, raised $175 million in Series D funding. Carrick Capital Partners led the round. (DISCLOSURE: A Red Hook Capital Fund is a co-investor in this deal). PRESS RELEASE URL:
  • Goldbelly, a New York City?-based maker of a food e-commerce platform, raised $100 million in Series C funding. Spectrum Equity led the round and was joined by investors including Intel Capital. (DISCLOSURE: A Red Hook Capital Fund has co-invested in the D round with Spectrum Equity)
  • Coiled, a New York-based machine-learning and A.I. data company, raised $21 million in funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round. (DISCLOSURE: Red Hook Capital has co-invested in deals with Bessemer Venture Partners )
  • Houm, a Chile-based all-in-one platform for homeowners to rent and sell their propertiesraised $8 million in seed fundingInvestors included Y Combinator, Goodwater Ventures, OneVC, Vast VC, Liquid2, and Myelin. (DISCLOSURE: Red Hook Capital has co-invest in deal with Y Combinator)
  • Platinum Equity agreed to acquire Game Taco, a Sausalito, Calif.-based skill-based mobile gaming platform. Game Taco will also acquire WorldWinner, a skill-game company, from GSN Games, which is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. (DISCLOSURE: Red Hook Capital has advised Platinum Equity on other mergers and place bids on Platinum Equity portfolio companies in the past).
  • Ankorstore, a Paris-based curated marketplace for independent brands and retailers, raised $100 million in series B funding. Tiger Global and Bain Capital Ventures led the round and were joined by investors including Index Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Alven, and Aglaé. (DISCLOSURE: Red Hook Capital has co-invest in deal with Tiger Global)


  • MasterClass is raising $225 million in a new round of funding that it will use to launch a new enterprise business and expand internationally.
  • It more than triples the start-up’s valuation to $2.75 billion, according to sources.
  • The Series F was led by Fidelity, with participation from Baillie Gifford, Eldridge, IVP and NEA.

Online learning platform MasterClass has been valued at $2.75 billion in a new round of funding. That’s more than triple its valuation from 3q2020, according to Pitchbook.

MasterClass, the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, today announced that it has raised $225M in Series F funding, led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and with participation from new investors including Baillie Gifford, Balyasny Asset Management and Eldridge together with existing investors IVP, Javelin, NEA and Owl Ventures. Disclosure: This report is a portfolio company of Red Hook Capital that co-invested in the deal through a SPV in this round).

MasterClass relies on a subscription model for revenue. An annual subscription costs $180 and allows users unlimited access. For EBITDA companies, the number of subscribers could influence the valuation or a multiple of EBITDA.

A member of the The Capitalization Report would be happy to discuss in details valuation of this company with the requirement that they are an accredited investor with proof of funds (can use our PROOF program) or an owner in a company with EBITDA greater than $3 million.


David Rogier is profiled today for raising $225 million in a new round of funding that it will use to launch a new enterprise business and expand internationally

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects. As a kid, Rogier loved learning but often struggled in school. In 2015, he created MasterClass to reinvent the traditional model and provide life-long learning opportunities for everyone.

MasterClass has since transformed the online learning category providing intimate access to over 90 of the world’s best practitioners.

In 2020, David Rogier was named one of the most influential leaders in media and entertainment on Fortune’s “40 under 40” list and as one of Variety’s Hollywood New Leaders.


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Contact member of JD Morris team to co-invest in deals like DailyPay and MasterClass with key funds like Tiger Global, Fidelity’s Private Equity fund, or other big name tier 1 VCs. Contact via LinkedIn contact Jack D or Charlotte F (URL: ) or Sarah via email Sarah@RHC21.Fund anytime.

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