Thinkific debuts on TSX at $1B valuation as ‘creator economy’ momentum builds

    Thinkific’s founding team: Chief Strategy Officer Matt Smith, CEO Greg Smith, COO Miranda Lievers and CTO Matt Payne. Handout

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    In 2006, Greg Smith, at the time an LSAT tutor, wanted to bring his teaching business online to reach more students. But it took a handful of different programs just to get the course up and running. The unwieldy experience led to an idea for a platform that would allow people to easily develop online courses on any topic—from hula-hooping to mining and manufacturing—and get paid.

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