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Philip Erdoes

Bear Ventures LLC

Founder & CEO

Bear Ventures LLC

New York, NY, USA

Philip Erdoes


Philip Erdoes is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bear Ventures, where he has years of experience creating and financing new enterprises. Philip is also founder and CEO of The New Traditionalists and ducduc, US-based manufacturers of furniture.

He is the Founder and Managing Member of Bear Franchising, one of the largest private 3PL providers in the country. Mr. Erdoes is also a Director at Alef Mobitech, an edge computing mobility company. Philip’s particular expertise lies in product design, sales, branding &identity, and entrepreneurship & strategic planning.

Philip is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a national Board Member for TEDx, and a Member of the national advisory board of the American Film Institute, as well as being engaged in a number of charitable activities and foundations. Additionally, Philip is a Member of the Dean's Advisory Council at Harvard Business School.

Philip received a BS in Bio-medicine and Biology from Oklahoma State University. He continued his education to earn a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Philip Erdoes’ Newsfeed

These Design and Luxury Companies are Switching Gears to Protect Healthcare Workers

Furniture company The New Traditionalists and children’s furniture brand ducduc are starting to produce a range of supplies including gowns, masks, beds, and daycare furniture... made with antimicrobial laminates approved by medical facilities. “These veneers have the ability to withstand the cleaning agents in line with the CDC's guidelines to guard against COVID-19,” explains CEO and founder of both companies, Philip Erdoes.

Why The New Traditionalists' Philip Erdoes always plays offense

Philip Erdoes isn’t afraid to speak his mind, whether he’s discussing copycat brands or hot-button political topics. In the latest episode of the Business of Home podcast, he chats with host Dennis Scully about why design for senior living is his next move, how market forces shape the trade, and why he’s keeping his manufacturing in the states.

Philip Erdoes’ Background

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Bear Ventures LLC
Founder & CEO
1998 - Present
New York, NY, USA
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.
Founder and CEO
2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The New Traditionalists connect traditional with today. Influenced by classic, traditional silhouettes, objects and history, the furniture is designed for today's eclectic, personal style of decorating.
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Other Business Interests

National Board Member, TEDx
Feb 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Advisory Board Member
Dec 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
American Film Institute, AFI, is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work & to educate the next generation of storytellers.

Current Board Positions

Board Member
Jan 2018 - Present
Morristown, NJ, USA
AlefEdge create a new generation of edge enhanced and edge native applications & provide a full suite of products & services, leveraging their core areas: Edge Gateway, Edge Applications & Edge Cloud.
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Harvard Business School
Member, Dean's Advisory Council
Boston, MA, USA
Harvard Business School is the world-renowned graduate business school of Harvard University. The school offers a full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBS Online & many executive education programs


Feb 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
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.
New York, NY, USA
YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Philip Erdoes’ Education

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