The master class on how MasterClass hires (Recruit Rockstars 387)


If you’re like me, you’re always out to pick up a new skill. So, you’ve likely heard of MasterClass, one of the fastest-growing VC-backed companies around.
With over 100 high-quality online courses, MasterClass teaches you something new every day. The instructors are anything but ordinary.
MasterClass includes:
Annie Leibovitz’s course on photography
Serena Williams’ course on tennis
Carlos Santana’s course on guitar
Steve Martin’s course on comedy writing
And they add a new one each month.
The quality is astounding. These aren’t some homemade YouTube videos. Masterclass treats each as a mini movie production.
In just 5 years, they’ve gone from an idea to a team of 300 people.
And they’ve raised over $240 million from top investors like Fidelity, NEA, IVP, Owl Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta.
So, I caught up with Mark Williamson, Chief Operating Officer, to find out how he’s scaled the team.
In this 20-minute conversation, Mark provides…well…a master class on recruiting.