Making quality learning accessible to everyone


Our Story

We at Funzi envision a peaceful world where people are able to lead happy and healthy lives, and have meaningful and sustainable livelihoods. Funzi was founded because we wanted to use our unique knowledge in mobile business, education, and technology to have a global impact on how the world learns.

Funzi takes its name from funza, meaning learning in Swahili, and is inspired by Africa - the continent of growth.


Our mission is to make quality learning accessible to everyone – for free

Member of


Our Team

Tero Salonen

CEO and Founder

Aape Pohjavirta

Chief Evangelist and Founder

Miemo Penttinen

CXO and Co-founder

Tomi Saalasti

Head of Operations

Melissa Alasalmi

Content Lead

Nur Sah Ketene

Technical Lead

Robert Aarts

Data Architect

Saila Kokkonen

Partners and Communities

Abdullah Jarkas


Phuong Tran

Marketing and Communications

Maikki Messo

Customers and Partners

Mikael Perttula

Customers and Partners


Lei Ren

Instructional Designer

We're a team of skillful professionals, wonderfully fun, and passionate people working hard to make a difference in the world and the lives of everyone. We hope that one day our impact will be as loud as we are at the office.

If you want to become a part of our dedicated and loving little family, then shoot us a message below.

Open Positions

Didn't find an open position suitable for you? No worries! We're always on the lookout for stellar passionate individuals to join us on our quest to provide free quality learning to everyone, everywhere!  

If you're ready to take on the challenge, leave us an open application. We'll get back to you soon!

Contact Us

General Inquiries

You can reach us at

Press Inquiries

Phuong Tran
Marketing & Communications  

Our Office

Funzilife Ltd
Tekniikantie 2
FIN-02150 Espoo