After graduating from Waseda University’s Faculty of Law in 1996, Shinichi joined the financial unit at Itochu Corporation. There, he handled import/export and cash flow at the company’s foreign exchange division.
He joined the Japanese Internet media company CyberAgent in 2000, and in 2006 became the first president of its corporate VC spinoff, Cyberagent Ventures. In 2008, he assumed the position of COO at Cyberagent itself.
Since 2010, Shinichi has acted as president of CyberAgent’s U.S. branch, managing its Silicon Valley ventures.