3DBear is a world-class team of professionals with experience in harnessing modern technologies and pedagogic expertise.
3DBear has created hundreds of learning modules for virtual learning using 3D-technologies (AR, VR, 360-photography, scanning, 3D-printing) and implemented immersive classrooms in Finland and US. 3DBear’s software has been used in over 10 000 classrooms in >50 countries.
3DBear's team of professionals are equally comfortable in corporate training, career and technical education, vocational training, K-12 and libraries.
Rethink Education VC
US-based Rethink Education VC invests in entrepreneurial companies that are at the forefront of the education technology industry and have the potential for significant, transformative social impact. The most important Edtech VC in New York City, the capital center of the world.
LearnStart / Learn Capital VC
LearnStart is part of San Fransisco -based Learn Capital, which is the oldest Edtech VC in US and arguably the best known investors in educational technology in the world. Its purpose is creating the largest, most detailed pipeline of global education technology companies.
Previously led Apple Education in EMEA and Asia. Currently Advisor and VC. Mentor at Microsoft Ventures, Telefonica WAYRA Accelerator, Founders Factory and Start Up Bootcamp IOT. Advisory Board of 8GT Fund. Executive Board of WideCells Group Plc and SVP & Founder of Wideacademy. Advisor and Mentor to a porffolio of education technology businesses in Europe, China and US.
Has founded several successful Silicon Valley high tech companies, and is actively involved as a mentor, board member and board observer in early stage high tech companies. Dave actively supports K-12 education in Maine and California through the Perloff Family Foundation, which provides educational grants to schools and teachers. Holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University, Has been awarded a number of patents in the field of semiconductor measurement technology,
World-class investor and Advisor for top-end edtech startups in US.
Founded and grew two companies in the education and training field.
Mitch is making a mark on education by helping companies and non profits become sustainable through helping students.
Former Prime Minister of Finland. Last 20+ years in different Executive and Board membership positions. Currently e.g. an advisor for JPMorgan.
Arto Mustikkaniemi, KPK Yhtiöt Oyj
Around 20 years of experience from telecom, media and funding industries. Wide expertise in starting up new businesses, growing businesses, helping startup and growth companies and doing international business. CBDO & Head of Business Unit of KPK Yhtiöt Oyj, a public media and publishing company.
20+ years of experience in scaling startups. Founder and former chair of Board of Directors of Basware, a publicly listed software company. A board professional and private investor. Specialties: Strategy and managing growth.
CEO of SSH, a publicly listed Internet security company in Finland as well as a member of several Boards of Directors, including in publicly listed company Cargotec.
Laura Koponen, Spinverse Group Oy
Managing Director of Spinverse Innovation Management, the Nordic leader in multiparty public and private R&D project funding (>1000M€ in 10 years).
Director at Eggar Actuarial Services Limited. Professional investor and serial entrepreneur.
Visionary in international marketing with experience from world class companies such as Tieto and Microsoft. Serial entrepreneur, startup advisor and speaker.
Former Director-General of Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Research and Innovation. “Grand father” of Finnish startup ecosystem.
Business leader at Kone. Helps startups develop world-class business models. Several leadership positions in Elisa, Nokia and Microsoft.
Professor at Aalto University (3D printing research).
Former VP R&D of DPSS
Lasers. 12 years of experience of key technology and business
leadership in 3D Systems, the world leading 3D Printing
Company. Professor Partanen has had an active role in 3DBear since its very start, mentoring and guiding its advisors.