Cherry Rose Tan is known as the Founder Whisperer, who has a gift for drawing out the most intimate conversations from tech’s elite. With 12 years of expertise in psychology, she has guided thousands of leaders through the trenches of mental health. A mentor for the Inc. Founders Project, she gives back alongside entrepreneurs like Daymond John and Neil Blumenthal.
A fifth-generation entrepreneur, she has spent the latter part of her life as a founder. In late 2017, her life hit rock bottom. In the span of four months, she found herself in a major car accident, losing her only sibling, and her mom battling cancer. It was in these moments that she realized that others were alone and suffering. She became committed to breaking the silence on mental health.
As the CEO of For Founders by Founders, the mental health movement for the tech industry, she is shedding a light on tech’s darkest secrets. With 70+ champions across North America, founders and investors pledge their mental health stories as survivors or allies. A mental health authority in the tech space, she has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Globe and Mail, and more.