Dhiraj Mukherjee is a co-founder of Shazam, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service (acquired by Apple). He was named one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs by the Financial Times.
Dhiraj is now a “Tech for Good” investor, focused on mission-driven companies aiming to create a better future for the planet. He has invested alongside Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures and in Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management.
He is a globally recognised keynote speaker on innovation and sustainable business, and has spoken to audiences in over 15 countries to clients including Google, Airbus, Vodafone, Santander, The Economist and many more.
Dhiraj has a degree in Mathematical Economics from Dartmouth College, USA and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Dhiraj takes you through the journey of founding Shazam in 2000 – long before smart phones existed – to exiting to Apple in 2018 with over one billion downloads. He tells the roller-coaster story from idea to exit, surviving the dotcom crash and the financial crisis to become a globally iconic app. This is a story about teamwork, tenacity and resilience.
Dhiraj deeply believes that the best way to predict the future is to create it. He shares insights from investing in mission-driven entrepreneurs aiming to make a positive impact on the planet. This is a story about how to bring impact to your business by collaborating with the next generation of change makers.
Dhiraj shares his lessons learned on how to create and scale successful digital businesses. He provides insights into thinking creatively, building innovative teams, developing an entrepreneur’s mindset and the resilience needed to succeed with new digital ventures.
We all try to look into the future to anticipate and lead in an increasingly uncertain world. Dhiraj has a unique perspective as a “Tech for Good” investor in emerging technology, sustainable business, and the next generation of consumers. He shares his insights into the major themes shaping our collective future, and how to position strategically for long-term success.
Dhiraj believes that only companies designed to be adaptive will succeed in the long run. Generation Z uses innovative technology in their learning, so leaders must adopt the tools of education as well as learn from the next generation of talent. Dhiraj shares how to adapt – based on his work with EdTech startups, partnering with students at top universities, and observing how Gen Z thinks and works.
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"Your talk was truly inspiring and motivating for the developers wishing to reach such success one day with their own apps. Thanks for a great kick off to the whole program."
"Common challenges do cut across industries. Dhiraj's insights on models, platforms, app economics, innovation, timing, and resilience, greatly boosted us in our own digital transformation journey!"
"Dhiraj kindly presented via video conference to our entire partnerships group at Real Madrid. His approach was very natural, refreshing and interactive. Thank you for the learnings and insights Dhiraj, we found it incredibly useful!"
Real Madrid FC
"Dhiraj captivated the audience with his story of how he co-founded Shazam and it’s further journey to success. Dhiraj was personable, authentic and funny. His warming and inspiring approach ensured he had a queue of motivated attendees to speak to after his talk!"
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