Learning with experts

Our mission

To create global classroom communities through learning you love, with experts you trust

What we believe…

  • In using human interaction to eliminate the isolation of distance learning through unique online classrooms
  • Learning is for life
  • In enhancing human leadership with the latest technologies
  • In preserving our ancestral roots that value the strength of shared knowledge and the wisdom of elders
  • Learning should be available wherever and whomever you are

Our team

    • Elspeth Briscoe

      CEO / Founder

      Formerly eBay, Skype, The Guardian

    • Daniel Rosewarne

      CTO

      Formerly Journl, Oxfam, Scoot

    • Mark Fishleigh

      Commercial Director

      20+ years B to B tech

    • Hazel Bannerman

      Head of Customer Success

      Passionate writer & CS professional

    • Trevor Hamlett

      Lead video editor

      20+ years video production

    • Paul Crabtree

      Head of Engineering

      Formerly Razorfish

    • Steve Thompson

      Creative Director

      Formerly Razorfish

  • Investors & Advisors

    • David Soskin

      Investor, Howzat Partners, Former CEO Cheapflights.com

    • Joanna Hardy

      Investor, Antiques Roadshow, Jewellery Specialist

    • Professor Alastair Nicholson

      Advisor, Said Business School, Oxford University

    • David Armfield

      Investor, Kinetix Corporate Finance, Investment Banking

    • Rob McGrigor

      Investor, Kinetix Corporate Finance, Investment Banking

    • James Eden

      Investor, Serial Startup Board Member

    • Ian Bannerman

      Investor, Formerly MD of Taylor Francis, Scholarly Publishing

    • Dr Noel Kingsbury

      Investor, Author, Lecturer, Horticulturist

Our story

  1. Pre-2015

    • Founder Elspeth Briscoe graduates with a Masters in Garden Design
    • Launch of the horticultural community
    • Launch of the photography community
  2. 2015

    • First round of investment raised
    • CTO Dan Rosewarne joins the company
  3. 2016

    • Launch of classroom version 2.0
    • Launch of the antiques community
  4. 2017

    • Renamed to Learning with experts
    • RHS approved distance learning provider
    • Launch of the jewellery community
    • Launch of the food & drink community
  5. 2018

    • First B2B partnership with Goldsmiths
    • Launch of the floristry community
  6. 2019

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