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Philip Erdoes

Bear Ventures LLC

New York, US

Founder & CEO

Bear Ventures LLC

Philip Erdoes


Philip Erdoes is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bear Ventures. He has many years’ experience creating new enterprises and founded two furniture companies, The New Traditionalists and ducduc, which manufactures a modern collection for children. Philip is a Director at Alef Mobitech, which aims to realize the worldwide potential of the mobile internet.

With a history of working in the logistics, sales, manufacturing & design, venture capital and private equity industries, Philip's particular expertise lies in product design, sales, branding & identity entrepreneurship & strategic planning

Philip is currently a Board Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, TEDx and the American Film Institute as well as being engaged in a number of charitable activities and foundations. He is a Member of the Young Presidents' Organization.

Philip Erdoes’ Newsfeed

13 Sep 2017
Southern Gents with a Beautiful Bar in Their Showroom Shake Up the Furniture Industry

Since 2010, the gents behind furniture company The New Traditionalists have been turning the industry on its head, infusing traditional style, which had become staid and stuffy in recent years, with a healthy does of cool. Founders Philip Erdoes and Brady Wilcox, having found success in the industry after launching modern children’s furniture brand Ducduc, sought to fill a gap in the marketplace: They wanted traditional-style pieces with fresh, modern details.

24 Apr 2017
What’s New, What’s Next in. New York Takes On a Texas Feel

Philip Erdoes and Brady Wilcox, The New Traditionalists founders, host, serving Texas barbecue and spirits (Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Dulce Vida tequila), with one very lucky guest walking away with a pair of Lucchese boots.

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Philip Erdoes’ Background

Founder & CEO
1998 - Present
New York, US
Bear Ventures LLC is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth, buyouts, and distressed situations. The firm invests in consumer products, business services, manufacturing & distribution sectors.
Jan 2018 - Present
Morristown, US
Alef Mobitech’s vision is to realize the worldwide potential of the mobile internet through a wide range of enablement services by working with IT Solutions, services provider & mobile network operators.
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Other Business Interests

Feb 2018 - Present
New York, US
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher, composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows, who cover the major regions & significant issues shaping today's international agenda.
National Board Member, TEDx
Feb 2017 - Present
New York, US
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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Philip Erdoes’ Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1991 - 1992
Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law, Honors
1985 - 1988
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