96: Intellect Theodoric Chew on the state of mental health

Theodoric Chew is the Co-founder & CEO of Intellect, Asia Pacific’s largest employee mental health benefits company that provides comprehensive mental healthcare for leading workforces and consumers.

Before Intellect, Theodoric dropped out of Raffles Institution at 16 and started his entrepreneurship journey when he founded and brought a content platform, Existgreat, to acquisition at just 20 years old.

Theodoric then headed up marketing at Voyagin, a travel tech company acquired by Rakuten, and thereafter went on to lead growth at Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading deep tech venture builder, before founding Intellect in late 2019.

Today, Intellect serves over 3 million members worldwide, including major employers like Shopee, foodpanda, Grab, Shopback, Singtel, and is backed by leading investors including Insignia Ventures Partners, Y Combinator, HOF Capital, East Ventures, and more.

Theodoric was also recognised in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2022.

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