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A brief history lesson

In essence, TeacherGaming was born out of a will to help teachers do their very best.

Our story started in Joensuu in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of games as learning tools. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.

With the support of a great community of teachers and some superb partners, our MinecraftEdu project grew and evolved, and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version went with it and laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.

Minecraft showed us how a skilled, game-savvy teacher could engage their students with a new medium. After we wrapped up the project, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We at TeacherGaming believe that games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where the TeacherGaming Desk comes in.

To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of students who can make the most of them. 

Meet our team

Hi, I'm Santeri. Nice to meet you!

Santeri Koivisto

Chief Executive Officer

Third round entrepreneur, MinecraftEdu creator, and piano virtuoso.

Hi, I'm Pertti. Nice to meet you!

Pertti Reponen

Chief Business Officer

Second round entrepreneur, school market expert, and metalhead.

Hi, I'm Johanna. Nice to meet you!

Johanna Puustinen

Chief Marketing Officer

Media contact, freelance journalist, and print magazine aficionado.

Hi, I'm Raido. Nice to meet you!

Raido Roomets

Store Manager

Developer contact, ecommerce specialist, and cinema enthusiast.

Hi, I'm Rasmus. Nice to meet you!

Rasmus Rönkkö

Analytics Developer

Analytics co-creator, intern turned core team member, and child genius.

Hi, I'm Aleksi. Nice to meet you!

Aleksi Siirtola

Pedagogical Developer

Content creator, teacher, and up-and-coming cartoonist.

Hi, I'm Mikael. Nice to meet you!

Mikael Uusi-Mäkelä

Chief Operative Officer

Education technology evangelist, teacher, and brand new father.

Hi, I'm Carl. Nice to meet you!

Carl Syrén

Chief Financial Officer

Sales manager, customer service wizard, and strategy game geek.

Hi, I'm Aleksi. Nice to meet you!

Aleksi Postari

Chief Technology Officer

Analytics mastermind, MinecraftEdu programmer, and lifelong learner.

Hi, I'm Marko. Nice to meet you!

Marko Kärkelä

Lead Developer

KerbalEdu creator, game developer, and walking space encyclopedia.

Hi, I'm Sini. Nice to meet you!

Sini Häyrinen

Analytics Developer

Analytics integration expert, teacher, and game developer.

Hi, I'm Rami. Nice to meet you!

Rami Sihvo

Pedagogical Developer

Lesson director, youth worker, and role-playing veteran.

Any questions?

Address

5 More Minutes Ltd
Oravanpolku 9
33540 Tampere
Finland

Media contact

Johanna Puustinen
Chief Marketing Officer
Tel: +358 40 755 0759
Email: johannap[at]teachergaming.com