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Mike Shinoda      

Musician, Linkin Park; Co-Founder, Fort Minor, & Machine Shop Ventures

Mike Shinoda is a musician with the band Linkin Park and a co-founder of Machine Shop Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in consumer-focused startups globally. He is a songwriter, performer, record producer and visual artist, best known as vocalist for two-time Grammy Award-winning Linkin Park. Shinoda oversees the band's online efforts. Shinoda also holds advisory board positions with Sonos and Spotify. He and his bandmates in 2005 founded Music for Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters. Shinoda graduated with a B.F.A. in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in 1998 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2009.

Shinoda also created a hip hop-driven side project, Fort Minor, in 2003. He served as a producer for tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond, and The X-Ecutioners. Outside of music, Shinoda is an artist and graphic designer. He has painted several pieces of artwork, some of which have been featured in the Japanese American National Museum.

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Fort Minor — the hip-hop solo project of Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda — released a 360-degree video for "Welcome," a new song that came as a surprise to fans.

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