Making learning fit for purpose in the 21st Century

Building a learning movement for the future

Our vision is a world of educators making learning fit-for-purpose in the 21st century


Who we are

Alex (top), Sveinung (left), Bella (bottom)

Alex (top), Sveinung (left), Bella (bottom)

We believing that accessible, quality education and lifelong learning are key to improving people’s lives and creating a sustainable future. We aspire to contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”.

Alex, Bella and Sveinung are the founders of Colearn, working alongside our community and partners to build a learning movement for the future.

Our background is in non-formal education, learning design and facilitation, digital communication and product development, digital and business transformation, NGOs and startups. We are based in Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.

For the last 8 years we have been working together at Hyper Island; innovating, developing and delivering transformation and learning programs and products.

And we believe in the power of collaboration, so if you share our vision and want to connect please reach out. We’d love to grab coffee face-to-face or virtually.

Alex Neuman

Former Head of Learning Design at Hyper Island, co-author of the Hyper Island Toolbox, educational specialist with CISV International, avid cyclist and podcast junkie.

Bella Funck

Former Director of Development & Online Courses at Hyper Island, a trained coach, founder of The Personal Canvas and part of startup team, as Creative Director, at the digital community for girls, Stardoll.

Sveinung Skaalnes

Former Head of Digital Products & Services at Hyper Island, founding director at, co-founder of SKAP Creative Folk High School, and board member at TEDxStockholm.