Transforming the way people and businesses learn, earn, and grow

Thinkific is a software platform that enables both individuals and businesses to create, market, sell, and deliver online courses on their own website.

25,000+

25k+

course creators
and businesses

164

countries

20+

languages

70

outstanding
team members

It all started with a single course creator and a big problem

Over 10 years ago, Thinkific’s CEO Greg Smith found himself capped when teaching a weekend LSAT course. Like many of you, he struggled with how to improve the learning experience for his current audience and reach more students, while also building a profitable business. For Greg, taking his course online meant an opportunity to get more students

into law school, while simultaneously freeing up more time to spend with family. But there wasn’t a software to help him. So, along with co-founders Matt Smith, Miranda Lievers, and Matt Payne, the team set out to build the best software for not only themselves, but for every course creator.

Over 10 years ago, Thinkific’s CEO Greg Smith found himself capped when teaching a weekend LSAT course. Like many of you, he struggled with how to improve the learning experience for his current audience and reach more students, while also building a profitable business. For Greg, taking his course online meant an opportunity to get more students into law school, while simultaneously freeing up more time to spend with family. But there wasn’t a software to help him. So, along with co-founders Matt Smith, Miranda Lievers, and Matt Payne, the team set out to build the best software for not only themselves, but for every course creator.

Greg vowed to give course creators three fundamental things:

1

Complete Control

He wanted complete control over his content, so he could build something long-term and lasting.

2

Better Learning

He was obsessed with bettering the student learning experience & student outcomes, and needed the tools and technology to match.

3

Scalable Business

He needed a platform that was scalable so he could both educate his students, and also build a business out of what he was doing.

Greg Smith, CEO - Matt Smith, Co-Founder - Miranda Lievers, COO - Matt Payne CTO

We’re about the results of online learning, and the people along the way!

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We value... YOU

We’re here to let you shine

With Thinkific, you take charge of all your student data, tracking, course pricing, branding, and marketing. When you’re given total control, you are able to make more informed business decisions, and can build a more sustainable business with education that better serves your students.

We care about helping our customers see real results

Whether your goal for online teaching is to earn more freedom and flexibility for you and your family, to build a sustainable business, or to inspire and motivate your audience, we are here to make sure you get the tangible results you’re after. Our job doesn’t end when you’ve built your course. In everything we do, we’re pushing you to real results, so you can look back at your accomplishments and know you’ve met your goal.

We are obsessed with student success

We are as much of an advocate for your students as you are, and understand the crucial relationship between teacher and student (after all, we were founded by a course creator!). The businesses that last are those who care about delivering the best possible learning experience. We’re committed to thinking about the creator/student balance with every feature we build.

We support you, even if it costs us more

Building a business through education requires persistence, and you’re going to need help along the way. We’re here to motivate you, give you online education tips, and be your guide as you transform your business with education. Yes, supporting customers is part of our job. But it’s also the right thing to do.

Meet the 5-star team ready to go the extra mile for you

Thinkific is made up of 70 of the most brilliant, fun, and honest people you’ll work with. We can’t wait to meet you and help you build the course that changes everything.

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