Dhiraj Mukherjee keynote speaker

Shazam Co-Founder and Tech for Good Investor
  • GenAI and Emerging Technology
  • How to Adapt to the Future
  • Secrets of Shazam’s Success
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Dhiraj built Shazam from the original idea into an iconic global brand with over 2 billion downloads. He led Shazam’s successful launch, navigated two financial crises, raised tens of millions in funding, and learned all about hypergrowth. He was named one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs by the Financial Times. Since Shazam’s sale to Apple for a reported $400M, he has invested in many high-growth start-ups and scale-ups. Dhiraj’s expertise is building adaptable organisations ready to create an inflection point in the future.

He is now an international keynote speaker on emerging technology, climate action and the workforce of the future. As a Tech for Good investor, Dhiraj has a front-row view of the future. He has invested in over 250 cutting-edge companies from climate tech to AI, including OpenAI (creators of ChatGPT).

Earlier in his career, Dhiraj has advised dozens of blue-chip companies including PWC, Unilever, UBS, Eli Lilly, Citibank, and Intel. He has an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Dhiraj has always been an explorer of the future. His insights from the front line of business are a mix of inspiration, humour, and practical advice.



“Dhiraj was a fantastic speaker for our business event. He captivated the audience with his story of how he co-founded Shazam and its 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!” – Project Manager, O2 Scale Up, 2018.

Dhiraj is clearly someone dedicated to encouraging innovation, and his talk at Startup Grind Europe was incredible. We’re excited to see him bring some of this wit and energy to the LSE” – Events Coordinator, LSE, 2018

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