London, UK: BBC Maestro, an online education platform providing access to expert masterclasses with the likes of David Walliams, Marco Pierre White and Mark Ronson, has completed a multi-million-pound funding round to facilitate market growth.
The substantial investment was led by growth capital investor BGF which has invested £3 billion in over 450 fast-growth businesses in the UK and Ireland since 2011. Existing investor Downing Ventures also contributed.
The funding raised will be used to further enhance the platform and deliver additional content production, as well as increase the team in key areas and expand into new territories.
BBC Maestro offers a variety of celebrity-taught online courses from some of the greatest experts in their field. The platform was launched in 2020 with courses ranging from 3-star cooking at home with Marco Pierre White, to writing children’s books with David Walliams and Julia Donaldson, and learning the Toolkit for Business Success with Peter Jones. There’s a course in music production from seven-times Grammy and Oscar-winning Producer, Mark Ronson, song writing lessons from Gary Barlow who breaks down the tips, tricks and techniques behind his 14 number ones and 50 million albums sold.