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David Rogier

Founder & CEO

MasterClass

San Francisco, CA, USA

David Rogier
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Deutsche Finance International
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Falcon Capital

David Rogier’s Biography

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass which he founded in 2015. MasterClass is a streaming platform which allows anyone to learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects.

Growing up, Rogier loved learning but often struggled in school. Inspired by these experiences, he made it his mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities for everyone by reinventing the traditional model. Today, MasterClass provides intimate access to 100+ of the world’s best practitioners and has grown into one of the fastest and largest online learning platforms in the world.

For his achievements, Rogier was recognized on Fortune’s “40 under 40” list as one of the most influential leaders in media and entertainment and as one of Variety’s Hollywood New Leaders.

Rogier holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

David’s Newsfeed

Variety
How MasterClass CEO David Rogier Brought Star Power to Online Learning

“The growth and traction that we have seen not just this past year, but the year before that was way past our forecasts and estimates,” Rogier said. “Before COVID, we were growing way above what we had forecast. In COVID, there were weeks we were 10 times year-over-year.”

Entrepreneur
How Success Happened for David Rogier, Founder and CEO of MasterClass

"Today, MasterClass is not only something to be proud of — it’s a feat. Never before has this type of access into the world’s most sought-after minds been cataloged or made available for the masses. David didn’t just disrupt online learning he created an entirely new category for lifelong learning. Built for the digital age and today’s modern learner, the online streaming platform features over 2,000 video lessons and 425 hours of content across a wide range of subjects taught by the world’s best minds."

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David’s Background

MasterClass
Founder & CEO
2013 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
MasterClass is the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects.

David’s Gallery

Media

The power of lifelong learning with David Rogier
Interview
Mar 2021
During the 2021 Intellectual Forum and ThinkLab, Rogier gives his take on the power of lifelong learning.
ETL Speaker Series: David Rogier, MasterClass
Interview
Feb 2021
Rogier joins Stanford's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series to discuss the road to founding MasterClass, notably the advice he was given that led him to pursue this endeavor. He also discusses how to succeed in a position during the early stages of a career and the importance for founders and entrepreneurs to create principles and values early on in a venture.
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Awards & Endorsements

40 Under 40 Class of 2021: David Rogier, MasterClass
Featured
Apr 2021
David Rogier was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 for MasterClass’ accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hollywood’s New Leaders 2020
Featured
Sep 2020
David Rogier was featured on Variety’s list of Hollywood’s New Leaders in 2020 for MasterClass’ success during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Speaking Engagements

Creative Constraints as a Tool for Discovery and Innovation - David Rogier + Allie Miller
Interview
Mar 2020
David Rogier is joined by Allie Miller at the 2020 Startup Grind Global Conference, where they gave a presentation on How to Leverage your Creative Restraints as a Tool for Discovery and Innovation. David talks about his experience finding motivation to push through tough times and his desire to change lives.
David Rogier, MasterClass on shaping the future of online learning @LAUNCH Festival Sydney 2019
Interview
Jul 2019
David Rogier was a featured speaker at the 2019 LAUNCH Festival in Sydney, where he discussed a broad range of topics, from MasterClass’ mission to spread education and learning and his appreciation for education that stems from his grandmother’s influence, among others.
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Investments

Pair Eyewear
Investor
Apr 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Pair Eyewear works to create affordable and stylistic eyeglasses that will encourage children to enjoy wearing glasses to showcase their personalities.
Blacktag Inc.
Investor
Nov 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Blacktag is an innovative digital platform that showcases work by Black artists, musicians and content creators to promote Black voices and diversity.
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David’s Education

Washington University in St. Louis
BA | Political Science
2001 - 2005