Dhiraj Mukherjee



Dhiraj Mukherjee is a Co-Founder of Shazam, the mobile music recognition company (acquired by Apple in 2018). He was named one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs by the Financial Times in 2015.

In the course of his career, Dhiraj has served in senior roles in media & entertainment, digital business consulting and the charity sector with Save the Children. 

Dhiraj is now focused on innovating for impact, supporting “Tech for Good” start-ups, particularly in climate tech. He has invested in several women and minority-led start-ups, and believes in the power of young people as the change-makers of the future.

Dhiraj has invested in over 250 tech companies, from AI to climate tech and much more.  Based on exploring the future, Dhiraj sees three main drivers; Tech, Green and Youth.

Dhiraj believes our gobal economy, financial landscape and society will be transformed in the next decade, so, in order to thrive, corporations need to transform themselves and embrace fluidity. We need to transform ourselves to create the future we want to be part of.

Dhiraj’s talk is built on “postcards from the future” from the start-ups he works with, and lays out a roadmap for how to adapt to our collective future.

Dhiraj draws on 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur to uncover how today’s corporations should adapt to the future.
Each session and their contents will be uniquely curated by Dhiraj to align to each clients needs. They include any of the following:

•    Shazam: From the Original Idea to Over a Billion Downloads (the Shazam origin story)
•    High Stakes: Investing to Create a Better Future (how to collaborate with the change-makers of tomorrow)
•    How to Build an Innovator’s Instincts
•    Looking Over the Horizon: How to Anticipate the Future
•    From Learning about Technology to Technology for Learning (EdTech and Gen Z)


‘Dhiraj gave the keynote speech at our 25th UK Technology Fast 50 awards dinner, to a crowd of 100+ founders of high growth VC backed companies. Great speech - engaging, great story-teller, fascinating look-back over the Shazam days, and very personable. Would highly recommend!’


‘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, especially during this unique time where every business is having to think differently and embrace technology like never before!’

Real Madrid FC

‘We had the pleasure of welcoming Dhiraj for a fireside chat and Q&A at our Google Exec Circle event for leaders from top UKI performance agencies. Through anecdotes from co-founding Shazam to becoming a 'Tech for Good' investor, Dhiraj's inspiring stories and authenticity resonated really well with this senior audience. The feedback from guests was incredible; his friendliness, humour and humility were especially highlighted. He kindly stayed for the evening entertainment to spend time with guests and answer questions. It was truly an honour to have Dhiraj at our event!’


‘Dhiraj is clearly someone dedicated to encouraging innovation, and his talk at Start-up Grind Europe was incredible. We’re excited to see him bring some of this wit and energy to the LSE’



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