- Two years ago, Cambridge graduate and serial entrepreneur Richie Cartwright was facing an uphill battle against bulimia – which saw him consume more than 10,000 calories in a day.
- Now the 26-year-old founder has set up Fella, an online support network offering guidance to men suffering with eating disorders, which has been selected as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 startup cohort.
- Male patients make up less than 10% of anorexia and bulimia cases recorded in the UK – but experts believe those figures may not reflect reality, citing social stigma around men admitting to issues with body image or diet.
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Two years ago, Richie Cartwright realized he had a problem.
On a mild day in October 2018, the Cambridge University graduate, already the founder of a software startup, was walking the streets of central London and looking for something to eat.