Roderick Chia is the Founder of rodVENTURE, an entity involving innovation, entrepreneurship, education and investment. Prior to this, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and Director, for 3rd Planet, CEO of Spiral Communications and Spiral Commodity as well as being Managing Director and General Partner for IDM Venture Capital and had 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. A serial entrepreneur, inventor, and founding President of Innovators and Entrepreneurs Association of Singapore, 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 speaks on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on various tertiary institutions and forums as well as being judge for related competition and provide mentorship in these area. 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 as Vice-Chairman 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.
In his spare time, he lectures for NTU on Entrepreneurship.