Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder of Shazam and Entrepreneur
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Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder of Shazam and Entrepreneur


Dhiraj Mukherjee is an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments. Dhiraj was previously Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing and implementing disruptive new digital banking products, propositions and partnerships.

In 2000, Dhiraj co-founded billion-dollar company Shazam, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service. He was a Director of Shazam from 2000-2004, and raised £600,000 in seed funding and over £10m in venture capital investment over three rounds. Dhiraj has been a Board observer for Shazam since 2004, and is actively engaged in shaping overall product and corporate strategy. Previously, Dhiraj has worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive and high growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited, ?What If!, Reuters and Save the Children. Dhiraj is also an active angel investor, mentor to emerging technology startups and advisor to venture capital firms.

Dhiraj shares with audiences the story of Shazam, one of pure innovation, foresight, and friendship. He speaks about the early days and the corresponding ups and downs and how he co-created one of the best known brands in music.

Dhiraj is an inspirational entrepreneur who motivates audiences with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a popular speaker at events around the globe.



  • Business
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Motivation
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Disruption
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Technology


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