Today I am excited to announce I have taken an investment and advisory board position at Mozaik Play, the first and only specialised student agency for the creative industries worldwide.
Economic statistics reveal a booming trend the creative industries with the sector providing more than 30 million jobs globally and contributes revenue of US$2.2 trillion.
Mozaik Play was the brainchild of Gabriel Providel, founder and CEO. Gabriel has a strong track record in leading education, digital creative, and technology businesses having previously held roles with Redhill Education and Navitas. I met Gabriel through Simon Ward at Apollo League and organisation that connects leaders with start up companies that fills a real gap on both sides of the investment community for talent.
Gabriel created Mozaik Play two years ago to create a platform to connect the next generation of creative professionals with the most reputable creative media colleges worldwide to fuel growth across the creative economy.
Mozaik Play has over one hundred contractual agreements with the world’s top creative schools across the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, NZ, Singapore, and Malaysia. Creative powerhouses such as Gnomon, Vancouver Film School, and Istituto Marangoni.
Before Mozaik Play, students would struggle to find a way to connect with the right creative college worldwide. Colleges had problems, too, as they did not have the resource or market expertise to recruit the right student worldwide. Even study agents who represent over 10,000 globally would struggle to service creative students because they don’t have the skills or placement contracts with creative schools.
Mozaik Play’s solution was to create a student marketplace connecting students, creative colleges, and recruiters in the creative industries space. Teachers and graduates from these premium colleges have worked on such innovative franchises as Lord of the Rings, Avengers, Frozen, and games like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Minecraft.
Mozaik Play partners with study agents to help them service and place creative students and earn commissions. There are over 8,000 significant schools and universities globally and 10,000+ study agents who help students in every country worldwide choose a course, choose a school, get through the admissions process, apply for a visa and attend in person or study online.
This entire industry is focused on standard courses where admissions are based on grades instead of creative portfolios. Study agents globally struggle to advise students on their creative portfolio and do not have, and cannot quickly get, contracts with creative schools.
What I was excited about was Mozaik Play passion to solve this problem.
Since launching, Mozaik Play has built an MVO with the core operational infrastructure that supports a growing pipeline. They have established twenty-five global offices and partnerships with study agents and launched an exclusive affiliate deal with the most prominent creative student portal, The Rookies.
Mozaik Play is now in Series A funding round to complete and build the B2B SaaS solution enabling sub-agents and members to across course inventory and tools.
I am very much looking forward to working closely with Gabriel and his team at Mozaik Play in achieving our growth plans across the business and empowering people to pursue a career in the creative industries.
More to come.