Daniel Shin, a venture capitalist, senior luxury fashion executive, and a member of the 2013 class of Yale World Fellows, has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
“Each year, we select the most innovative, enterprising and socially minded men and women under the age of 40 who are pushing boundaries and rethinking the world around them,” reads the WEF website. “This year’s class of Young Global Leaders gives hope that they are ready to tackle the world’s most complex and pressing challenges. They are invited to join a community and a five-year leadership journey that we believe will help them break down silos, bridge cultures and use their collective skills to get things done for positive impact across private, public and civil society organizations.”
Shin is a founding member and partner of KingsBay Capital, a Korea-U.S. cross-border venture capital firm based out of Seoul and San Francisco. He also oversees corporate and business development work at MCM, a German luxury brand. Prior to that, Shin served in various executive roles at DreamPlus (Hanwha Group), Korea Telecom, and BINEXT Capital (Daesung Group). He has published several books and is a frequent speaker on subjects related to innovation and tech entrepreneurship around the globe.
During his time at Yale, Shin was involved with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, which helps entrepreneurs and innovators at the university start scalable new ventures. In an interview with the The Yale Politic, Shin said: “[I]nnovation and entrepreneurship at Yale and in Connecticut offers something different from what you see on the West Coast. There’s a more diversified industry represented here and a lot of healthcare-driven innovation coming out of this campus. It’s an interesting mixture.”