Hiro Tamura is a Partner at Atomico, tirelessly looking for great founders and companies to work with from the United States to Europe.
Since 2008, Hiro has worked closely with Niklas on carefully guiding Atomico’s growth and strategy. Hiro focuses on the communications, fintech and consumer sectors. He led Atomico’s investment into NY-based Compass, LA-based Clutter and SF-based Masterclass and sits on the board of several portfolio companies including MessageBird, OneTwoTrip, Knewton, SmartNews and Framer.
He previously sat on the board of Quipper, which successfully exited to Recruit Holdings in 2015. Having worked on the global expansion of Skype, including hands-on operational experience successfully launching and scaling the company in the Japanese market, Hiro has over 15 years experience in founding companies, raising capital and helping fast growth technology companies expand internationally as both an investor and an operator.
Hiro is a Japanese national with a BA in Economic and International Studies from Northwestern University and an American accent to prove it. He is also the only member of the Atomico team to have made investments in every continent (except Antarctica…yet).