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Hiro Tamura

Founder & CEO

Wathos

New York, NY, USA

Wathos

Hiro Tamura
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Hiro Tamura’s Biography

Hiro Tamura is a highly regarded founder, board member and tech investor, with over two decades of experience investing in and advising high-growth private technology companies.

In 2022, Hiro founded investment firm, Wathos, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer. Wathos specializes in advisory services and investments in pre-IPO, high-growth technology companies.

Hiro has served in numerous executive roles throughout his career. At venture capital firm, Atomico, Hiro served as General Partner and led the firm’s investment strategy, negotiations, acquisitions and internal processes. Prior to Atomico, he co-founded and served as CIO of SP&W, a Tokyo-based principal investment and financial advisory firm. Concurrently, Hiro founded Triple Junction, a technology consultancy firm. As CEO of Triple Junction, he advised leading technology companies on global strategic initiatives. Notably, Hiro was integral in developing strategies that helped Skype grow its business in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

Hiro’s early career included time as Director at IRG Ltd., a Pan-Asian...
Hiro Tamura is a highly regarded founder, board member and tech investor, with over two decades of experience investing in and advising high-growth private technology companies.

In 2022, Hiro founded investment firm, Wathos, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer. Wathos specializes in advisory services and investments in pre-IPO, high-growth technology companies.

Hiro has served in numerous executive roles throughout his career. At venture capital firm, Atomico, Hiro served as General Partner and led the firm’s investment strategy, negotiations, acquisitions and internal processes. Prior to Atomico, he co-founded and served as CIO of SP&W, a Tokyo-based principal investment and financial advisory firm. Concurrently, Hiro founded Triple Junction, a technology consultancy firm. As CEO of Triple Junction, he advised leading technology companies on global strategic initiatives. Notably, Hiro was integral in developing strategies that helped Skype grow its business in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

Hiro’s early career included time as Director at IRG Ltd., a Pan-Asian investment bank focused on investments in the technology, media, and telecommunications space. Prior to IRG, Hiro worked in worked in International Equity Research Sales at Lehman Brothers in New York. Notably, during his time at Lehman, he was involved in the sale of Pacific Internet, the first Asian Internet company to list on NASDAQ.

Hiro has served as a board member for many of his firms’ investments globally, offering his expertise in the technology sector and on global strategic growth initiatives. Notable companies include MasterClass, Gympass, Compass, Clutter, MessageBird, Framer, SmartNews, Quid and more. Hiro currently serves as a board member for Endeavor, a nonprofit whose mission is to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and underserved markets around the globe.

Hiro earned a BA in Economics & International Studies from Northwestern University.
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Hiro Tamura’s Background

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Wathos
Founder & CEO
2022 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Wathos is an advisory services and investment firm specializing in pre-IPO technology companies.
 
Atomico
General Partner
2007 - 2022
London, UK
Atomico is a European Venture Capital firm headquartered in London, with offices in Paris and Stockholm.
 
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Board Positions

Endeavor
Board of Directors
Jan 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Endeavor is the leading global community of, by, and for high-impact entrepreneurs. Its mission is to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and underserved markets around the world.
 

Previous Board Positions

Aiven
Board Observer
2021 - 2022
Helsinki, FI
Aiven offers a fully managed, open source cloud data platform that enables customers to drive business results from open source data technologies that trigger true transformations on a global scale.
 
Infarm
Board of Directors
2019 - 2022
Berlin, DE
Infarm's advanced farming system decouples food production from negative impacts on the planet's ecosystems and sets a foundation for a more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly food system.
 
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Previous Advisory Roles

Skype
Senior Advisor
2005 - 2008
London, UK
Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application operated by Skype Technologies, a division of Microsoft, best known for VoIP-based videotelephony, videoconferencing and voice calls.
 

Hiro Tamura’s Education

Northwestern University
BA | Economics & International Studies
1992 - 1996