Japan

Ken Shishido

Tokyo Bitcoin Ventures

Ken Shishido is one of the earliest Bitcoin advocates in Japan since 2011. He has been the leader in grassroot adoption and has hosted over 180 Bitcoin meetups in Tokyo. He is well connected in the Bitcoin industry in Japan and other countries. Ken has been traveling and visiting Bitcoin communities and businesses around the world as an independent investor since September 2013. He is currently based in Tokyo and Tel-Aviv.

Ken’s background is sales and marketing in enterprise telecom and IT services at SingTel (formerly known as Singapore Telecom). During his 19-year tenure as a Director of Sales, he extensitvely worked with some of the largest companies in the world for their mission critical telecom and datacenter network backbones. His customers included Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, VISA, Apple as well as Japanese companies such as Honda, Toshiba and Fujitsu.