Michael SHIN

Global Chief Operating Officer | Placement Agent for PE and VC

Toronto, CA

How does this work?

As a COO who has over 10+ experiences in compliance, now building a new digital asset (fintech) business that complies with the global regulatory requirements. Understand the importance of the regulations as well as managing the risk. Michael has expanded company's presence from one country to four countries in 6months, and keep moving forward, also signed and executed over 10 partnership deals in 6months. 300% increase in user adoption rate and showing exponential growth. As a placement agent (fund finder), Michael helps private equity firms, private credit firms and venture capital firms (i.e. General Partners) on their fundraising. Michael is well connected with the Limited Partners (LPs) including insurance companies, pension funds, asset management companies and etc. Currently looking to place approx. USD 100mm. Please reach out to me if you are a GP and raising a fund.

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Work experience

Sep 2019 - Present


Global Chief Operating Officer


2019 - Present

Self employed

Placement Agent (Fund Finder) for Private Equity (PE) and Venture Captial (VC)

Work closely with the limited partners (LPs) to allocate their investments to reputable Private Equity (PE), Private Credit, and/or Venture Capital (VC) in Europe and North America. * Current mandate: Searching for a single private debt fund operates by European or North American private equity firm. (Investable Size: USD 100mm) Please contact me if you are a GP and currently raising funds.

Nov 2018 - Sep 2019

nanopay Corporation

Director, Regulatory Compliance

nanopay is privately funded (Series A, $40mm), led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. nanopay is a global payments technology company offering payment and liquidity management products for businesses and banks. Built on Centralized Ledger Technology (CLT), our platform improves the visibility and security of payments. Our mission is to lead the world’s transition to digital cash. As a director of compliance and CAMLO, Michael was responsible for implementing and managing the compliance program (AML).


2017 - 2019

McMaster University

Mentor, Economics Society (Volunteer)

Mentoring three third year students (major in economics)


Jun 2015 - Nov 2018


Manager, Financial Crime Risk Assurance


Jul 2013 - May 2015


Senior Compliance Analyst, Regulatory Compliance Monitoring and Testing

Oct 2008 - Jul 2013

Bank of Montreal

Various AML/Sanctions Investigator Roles


Apr 2006 - Sep 2006

Volvo Construction Equipment

Business Analyst (Intern)

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