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Our Founding Story

Syndi was founded in London, UK, within the 15th Cohort of Entrepreneur First.

Syndi’s founders united over their shared experience of going through a broken and fragmented mental healthcare pathway, where millions of people battling mental illnesses feel unsupported and overwhelmed outside of clinical settings. 

We’re on a mission to make sure that everyone has access to the right digital health support, right when they need it. Starting with mental health.

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Co-Founder and CEO

Ben holds a Masters of Research Degree in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College. Last year he was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering 1851 Enterprise Fellowship.


Ben’s previous start-up provided long-overdue innovation to an outdated healthcare process by launching the world’s first medically approved direct-to-consumer prosthetic limbs. 

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Co-Founder and CTO

Jorge is a Physics graduate from Imperial College and holds a Masters in AI from the University of Barcelona. Having previously founded and directed an award-winning AI consultancy, he has designed and built chat and voice assistants for advance care planning.

 

Jorge has also implemented successful machine-learning algorithms for GPS-tracked on-demand delivery systems.  

Meet our Executive Team

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Chief Medical Officer and Head of Clinical Product

Physician leader in digital health & clinical product with over 15 yrs experience including as VP for Virtual Primary Care at Teladoc Health, Director of Primary Care at Boston Medical Center and founding partner of Harness Health Global. Doctorate in medicine (MD) Yale Medical School, MSc UX Engineering Univ London. Has held professor roles at Boston University and Harvard Medical Schools.

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Chief Operations Officer

Andy joins us with over 20 years experience of working with multifunctional engineering and operations teams ranging in size up to 150 people and has led large organisation restructures and through growth phases. Andy has also spent the last 4 years supporting startups as both an advisor and non-executive director. His key strengths lie in bringing structure and focus to teams whilst at the same time driving innovative thinking and challenging the status quo.

Our Advisors

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Psychiatry Advisor

Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists SW Deputy. Director of Research & Innovation at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Neuropsychiatrist and Clinical director for the Adult Intellectual Disability Neuropsychiatry services.

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Technical Advisor

AI4Health Clinical Advisor, World Health Organization. Primary Care Physician. Edmund Hilary Fellowship for High-Impact Entrepreneurs. Member of UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - AI Council Working Group.

Professor of Computing, University of Cambridge.

Co-founder of the Raspberry Pi foundation.

Co-author of Modern Java in Action.

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Patient Engagement Advisor

AI & Ethics Advisor

Director of Digital Health Equity and Access Lab and Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health, UC Berkeley & UCSF. Developed and deployed HealthySMS and MoodText through US clinical research trials. Licensed, practising clinical psychologist at San Francisco General Hospital.

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