Mr Roderick Chia
Founder of rodVENTURE
Mr Roderick Chia is the Founder of rodVENTURE, an entity involving innovation, entrepreneurship, education and investment. Prior to being the Managing Director and General Partner for IDM Venture Capital, he spent more than 5 years in online gaming industry at Infocomm Asia Holdings assuming the role of CTO and VP for Strategic Projects and achieved huge profit for the company. Roderick led his management team into a series of entrepreneurial ventures which became their excellent track record. In 1999, they founded Postkid and grew it into a phenomenal success with a good exit in 3 years. He was awarded a finalist for the Phoenix Award in recognition of his entrepreneurial determination and strong leadership skill.
Roderick is also the co-inventor of the patented RIDN technology and was honoured with the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award, for the fifth time. A keen educator, Roderick spoke on the topics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at various tertiary institutions and forums as well as being judge for related competitions. He is also serving in the steering committee for the Innovation Programme organized by the Gifted Education Branch of Ministry of Education (MOE). He is currently appointed to serve in the School Advisory Committee for South View Primary School.
Roderick graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (TIP) from NTU and University of Washington. He was elected President of TIP Alumni Association for the years 2004 and 2005. He was awarded the Nanyang Alumni Service Award 2005, Master of Science degree (TIP) in 2006, and Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2009, by NTU.
- Spring Singapore Scholarship Interview Panel
- Guest of Honour for College Day
- Motivational Speaker for Alumni-Student Interaction
- Vice-Chairperson of JJ Alumni Executive Committee