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Platform Details

Name: Squarespace
Date Founded: 2017

Thinkific was founded in 2012 by Grag Smith and Matt Payne. Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. Thinkific powers online learning for over 50,000 course creators in 190 countries and in 20+ languages. Over 100+ million courses have been taken an $650 million generated on the platform.


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Substack Blogging Platform

Clean design

Newsletter renders well on mobile devices

Allows authors to "own" their email list

Authors can choose their own pricing

Free subscription newsletter, blog, CMS, and email address

Built in podcast recording and publishing tool

Higher fees than competitors

Lack of content discovery tools

Limited data analytics

Very limited integrations with related tools and applications

Rigid pricing tiers

Limited newsletter customization options

Limited customer service support