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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.


Mike Shinoda

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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