Hi, I'm Irsyad Ramthan!
Hi, I'm Irsyad Ramthan!

Hi, I'm Irsyad Ramthan!

I'm passionate about the deep details of sustainable development, and how to create innovations (and build companies) to achieve it.

My main role is as the co-founder and COO of Interseed.co (together with Surya)

Interseed's mission is to green innovation. We focus on driving innovations in food & agriculture, clean energy, and the circular economy to advance the reduction of greenhouse emissions, pollution, and resource depletion.

Interseed; /ˌɪntəˈsiːd/ = Intercede + Seed

  • Intercede: To make an intervention (an active choice to take action)
  • Seed: Planting knowledge and ideas to grow into insights and companies (a progressive journey)
We are building a platform to help impact founders attract talent and navigate funding.

We believe that:

  • Mapping and navigating systems is a collective effort
  • Selecting uncommon challenges inspires unique solutions
  • Value creation and value capture are not at odds
  • Creating impact transcends any one organisation or person
We curate actionable insights for anyone interested to make an impact

We write about:

  • Specifics of business and technical challenges related to our focus areas.
  • Mechanics of starting, sustaining, and scaling companies and innovations for impact.

I co-host a podcast called Impact In Sight with Lihong, where we interview founders and funders driving Green Innovation.

I am also currently:


An adjunct tutor at the NUS Institute for Engineering Leadership

I help teach MT5912: Frugal Innovation, where I was a student myself back in 2018, and a teaching assistant back in 2019.

Frugal innovation avoids over-engineering by adopting a “good-enough” technology approach to meet the needs for an identified market constrained in different ways such as requiring reduced cost or addressing unique usability or societal considerations.

This module provides a unique action-learning experience that assembles cross-disciplinary teams to work on identifying technological solutions for specific pre-selected real problems in the emerging markets and from industry.

I (try my best to) learn in public

My aspiration is to be a full-stack founder (a Swiss-Army knife that is capable in 6 vital ways, while being deep in 2 of them).

I aspire to learn in public through the journey to be a full-stack founder because I was inspired by three foundational articles:


I create a trail of what I know...

My Writings and Decks (coming soon)

Some Talks I've Given (coming soon)

I've done pretty interesting things in the past, where I used to:


Be a Biomedical Engineering student (and researcher) in NUS Engineering

I graduated with a B.Eng and dropped out of my M.Eng (I was attempting to do research on microfluidic devices to optimise chemotherapeutic dosage at the Micro-Tissue Engineering Lab).


Lead YSI SEA and its three innovation programmes as the COO

Our mission was to empower Southeast Asian youth to solve sustainability challenges. We created online-offline hybrid innovation programmes (before COVID made it cool).


Do business development for biotech company Cellivate Technologies

Cellivate Technologies developed and patented nanotechnology that enables cells to adhere better and accelerate their growth while maintaining vital cellular markers.


Coach Negotiation in Tembusu College and NUS Business School

I coached and coordinated the Heart of Negotiation Workshop, and assisted in BMA5406: Negotiations and Conflict Management.

I did research on point-of-care sensors for ions in blood, and did product development for a portable 3D-bioprinter.


Write for Biotechin.Asia, which is focused on biotech and healthcare news.

I wrote about open access bio- and med-tech, along with some other topics.


Be a part-time marketeer at Padang & Co

I helped set up inbound marketing dashboards, while handling their social media presence.

You can find me on:

Connect with me, but please introduce yourself!

My musical exploits



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Shoutout to communities I am affiliated with


Project Shea

Project Shea is a joint initiative by Eco Labs Centre of Innovation for Energy and Mistletoe Inc. to bring about a change in the design of future cities with the concept of sharing and conscious living to sustain.

The Shea platform aims to engage people to adopt a sustainable mindset and drive the whole community towards its vision.

I am Grateful for my Mentors

Organisations and People I Admire

People I know and their endeavours!







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