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.