Dhiraj Mukherjee

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.