Male Shin

Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan



Language: 日本語, English

My official bio:

Shin is part of Atomico’s network of Market Expansion Professionals, is based in Tokyo and focuses on Japan. He works closely with our portfolio companies and partners in the region to further facilitate business opportunities between the two.

Prior to joining Atomico, Shin was President of Skype Japan K.K. during which he developed crucial relationships in Japan with local partners. There he was an integral part of establishing key global partnerships as a local window to Panasonic VIERA and Sony BRAVIA for TV integration. As the local spokesperson, he often appears in media coverage spanning various industries form lifestyle to high-tech.

Before Skype, in 2001, Shin was involved in the establishment of a technology venture company, Ariel Networks, Inc. There, he managed the overall development of peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, from planning, to design and development, wrote numerous articles and gave lectures on P2P technologies and applications, as an evangelist of the company.

Shin’s initial career began as a software engineering manager at Lotus and Microsoft following his graduation from Keio University with a Bachelor degree in physics.


Work and Education:

  • Atomico · May 2012 to present
  • Microsoft · Skype Division, Market Development Manager - Japan · Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan · Jan 2012 to May 2012
  • Skype · Japan Country Manager · Aug 2005 to May 2012 · General Manager for Japan market (スカイプジャパン株式会社 代表取締役)
  • Ariel Networks · Product Manager, Software Development Manager, Programmer · Sep 2001 to Aug 2005 · Joined as one of 5 starters. In charge of application layer software. Specification, Programming and Development Management. Later in Ariel, I was in charge of Product Management and evangelism.
  • Microsoft · MSN division, network PM · Jan 2001 to Sep 2001 · - Server operation - Log analyzing tool - Mobile communication app
  • The Lotus · Software Engineer · Dec 1996 to Jan 2001 · In charge of the localization of products: - NotesPump (aka Lotus Enterprise Integrator) for all platform - Domino for AS/400
  • Keio University · Class of 1996
  • Hachioji Higashi High School · Class of 1991

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