Sparkmind.vc is the first Nordic venture capital company focused on the learning sector. We invest in teams transforming early childhood, K12, higher, secondary and vocational education as well as corporate and lifelong learning. Our geographical home field is Europe, while we can also selectively do investments outside the region. We invest from seed to international growth phase with single investments up to €5m.
If you can deliver better learning outcomes, increased access, improved process efficiency or actionable insight from data, we would love to hear from you.
We are driven by passion for learning and entrepreneurship. With versatile backgrounds, we offer you 60 years of relevant experience in the learning industry, growth entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Kai is a learning industry and edtech specialist with extensive experience in strategy, business development, VC and M&A. His career covers companies from tech startups to listed multinational corporations. Prior to Sparkmind, Kai led strategy, venture investments and M&A at Sanoma Learning, Europe’s leading learning company.
+358 40 179 2044
Vesa is a VC professional with broad skillset for developing startup and growth phase companies. Being an experienced board member and an advisor, his strongholds are strategy and financial planning. Before joining Sparkmind, Vesa launched and ran the Finnish operations of NFT Ventures, a leading fintech venture capital company.
+358 40 052 3127
Marko has broad experience of the investment services industry, also being an asset management entrepreneur himself since 2009. Prior to Sparkmind, he has established several sector-focused private capital funds, and has served as a CEO of an alternative fund management company working closely with early stage companies and SMEs.
+358 44 506 9740
Marc-Johann Kavantsaari is a tech entrepreneur gone venture capital investor. He is a Forbes 30Under 30 finalist in the Impact Entrepreneurship Category, LLM and has his background in the Nordic startup ecosystem. Prior to Sparkmind, he was the founder and CEO of a global personal safety startup. He has a deep understanding of entrepreneurship, fundraising and venture building.
+358 40 718 3939
K12 publishing, Europe
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International education sales, growth execution & strategies and pedagogical content
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