3DBear lands EUR 120K funding
Helsinki-based 3DBear is all set to make 3D printing fun and engaging in schools after closing its first funding round.
A total of 120 000 euros was raised from London-based angel investor Glyn Eggar, along with Finnish contingent that included the lead investor SpinnverseGroup, as well as the former director-general of Tekes Veli-Pekka Saarnivaara.
“This gives us real financial muscle to implement our vision, have a successful product launch and generate cash flow,” states 3DBear CEO Kristo Lehtonen. “We have just had a successful Finnish pilot and are launching this autumn also in California and New York. These are the two states with the largest number of 3D printers and are the most advanced in the USA.”
3DBear is a tablet-based game that enables children to explore practically almost any school subject by harnessing 3D printing.
“This makes us unique worldwide,” Lehtonen explains. “We are in the middle of 3D printing, pedagogy and gamification. We are looking to find the sweet spot between all three.”