Brighton based entrepreneur and entertainer Johnathan Reynolds who launched the UK’s first live interactive online-learning platform Learned.Live in 2020 has been shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021.
Johnathan, who is a passionate entrepreneur in changing the future of online learning is up for Disruptor Of The Year 2021 for the South East region of the UK.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Johnathan Reynolds began his career at the tender age of 16 working all sorts of jobs where he picked up many valuable skills.
Before lockdown restrictions devastated the entertainment industry, Johnathan ran a global performance artist agency and toured alongside international DJ’s performing fire, magic and bubbleology acts for festivals, live stage shows and royalty. The Learned.Live online platform was created after the first lockdown measures forced Johnathan to join the 82% of arts and creative businesses forced to pause trading after Covid-19 related restrictions meant all his bookings were cancelled overnight.
CEO of Learned.Live Johnathan Reynolds said:
“Lockdown forced me to rethink my business and seek a new way to share my skills, without any events or live entertainment gigs taking place. Having run business, magic and bubble classes online during the last lockdown, and having learned so much myself online, it quickly became apparent that there wasn’t a single website offering lots of new skills and knowledge in a live and social setting. Hence, Learned.Live was born.”
“With so many skilled people looking for new ways to earn a living, and the need to stay connected to others, it seemed the perfect time for a platform to help others monetise their skills in a live and interactive environment.” Johnathan added.
Learned.Live gives teachers control over the cost and frequency of their classes. The platform’s 36% commission charge covers all marketing, set-up and administration costs.
Learned.live is based in Brighton, East Sussex and was co founded by his life partner, Sophia Spencer.