Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-founder of Shazam Entertainment.
Tech For Good investor and expert in technological entrepreneurship.




Specific topics

FounderInvestmentSuccessTechnological disruptionbusiness growthbusiness leaderbusiness trendsdigitalizationfuture trendsinnovationmusic

Who is Dhiraj Mukherjee?

Dhiraj Mukherjee is a "Tech For Good" technology investor and co-founder of Shazam, the world's first mobile music recognition service.

He is a mentor to technology startups and advisor to venture capital firms, and throughout his career has worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive, high-growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited, What If Reuters, and Save the Children, among others.

What can you expect from a conference with Dhiraj Mukherjee?

Dhiraj Mukherjee's lectures focus primarily on entrepreneurship, Fintech and emerging technologies, helping entrepreneurs build their vision of future opportunities.

Dhiraj Mukherjee conveys to the audience the positive impact of technology entrepreneurship based on the success story of Shazam, as well as the idea that the best way to predict the future is by creating it through innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging technology.

Dhiraj Mukherjee’s career and contribution to society:

Dhiraj Mukherjee holds a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Throughout his career, Dhiraj Mukherjee has been involved in a variety of sectors including media and entertainment, consulting and the charitable sector.

In 2000, he co-founded Shazam, one of the 20 most downloaded apps in history, which he led from 2000-2004, raising £600,000 in seed funding and over £10 million in venture capital investment in three rounds, reaching a market valuation of $1 billion.

Previously, Dhiraj Mukherjee was Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing new digital banking services, including one aimed at serving 2.2 million students in the UK.

Previously, Dhiraj Mukherjee worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive and high-growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited, What If Reuters and Save the Children, among others.

Drawing on his extensive experience, Dhiraj is also an active angel investor, mentor to emerging technology startups and advisor to venture capital firms.

Awards and recognitions:

Dhiraj Mukherjee was recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015.

He was also elected a member of The Digital Banking Club’s “Power 50” in 2016 and Smith & Williamson's "Power 100" in 2017.


- Shazam: From the Original Idea to a Billion+ Downloads
- How to Build an Innovator’s Instincts
- Looking Over the Horizon: How to Anticipate the Future
- Saving the Planet: An Entrepreneur’s Approach

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