November 29, 2017

3DBear reached more than a million

3DBear AR, a gamified learning application, enables users to implement virtual 3D models in a real environment.
3DBear AR, a gamified learning application, enables users to implement virtual 3D models in a real environment.
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Helsinki-based edtech software company 3DBear has raised over a million euros of seed funding from both new and existing investors.

The investors are New York-based Rethink Education VC, publishing company Keski-Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino, chairman of the board of directors of Basware Hannu Vaajoensuu through his investment company, angel investor Tero Lehtonen and edtech investor and founder Mitch Weisburgh. Spinverse Group, Glyn Eggar, Kaisa Olkkonen and Veli-Pekka Saarnivaara boosted their previous investments.

3DBear offers an online learning tool and platform for augmented reality and 3D printing.

“This investment enables the scaling up of our R&D and implementation of our internationalisation strategy,” says CEO Kristo Lehtonen. “It has been incredible to see how well educational technology and pedagogy developed in Finland has worked in the US, for example.”

3DBear has also announced that the former Prime Minister of Finland Esko Aho has joined the company’s team as an advisor. His role is to help 3DBear in its efforts to expand business abroad.

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