Mr. Shirai is one of the initial members of IT-Farm. He has been vital to the success of portfolios companies in managing their development and customer projects, and has been making critical technology assessments for other IT-Farm investment opportunities. Prior to IT-Farm, he was a general partner at Aisys, where he acted as the technology evangelist for silicon valley startups entering the Japanese market. For six years, he designed microprocessors at Intel. After Intel, he contributed to MetaSoftware’s IPO as one of the two founding members of its Japan subsidiary.