Dhiraj Mukherjee Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Dhiraj Mukherjee

Digital Business Executive and Entrepreneur

Dhiraj Mukherjee is co-founder of Shazam and an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments.

Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015, Dhiraj Mukherjee 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. Recent projects include leading the team responsible for creating Virgin Money Digital Bank’s next-generation product, aimed at serving 2.2 million students in the UK.

Over the course of his career, Dhiraj has held directorial roles across a range of sectors including media & entertainment, consulting and the charity sector. In 2000, Dhiraj co-founded Shazam Entertainment, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service. He was a Director of Shazam from 2000-2003, 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.  Shazam was acquired by Apple in 2017 for a reported $400 million.

To learn more about Dhiraj, listen his podcast here

He is now an active angel investor focused on emerging technologies and “Tech for Good,” including several start-ups leveraging AI to help create a better society.

Dhiraj has a degree in Mathematical Economics from Dartmouth College, USA and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

He speaks regularly at conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging technology.

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The Shazam Story: From the Original Idea to a Billion+ Downloads

Digital DNA: How to Build a Digital Business

Emerging Technologies and Ethical Leadership

How to Build the Future by Thinking Like a Kid

EdTech and the Future of Education

Dhiraj spoke at the Entrepreneurship Day Delft, the most influential student entrepreneurship event in Delft in 2017. At this event he spoke to 650 students about the founding story of Shazam, the early days and the corresponding ups and downs. I’m confident that due to his talk a new generation of entrepreneurs got inspired. He was voted best speaker by the majority of the audience.

Technical University Delft

Dhiraj has been a most down-to-earth and charming person throughout the process of booking him as a speaker until we parted ways after the conference. Great conversation, lightning-fast response and always reachable to solve any doubt. As a speaker, we had one of the most meaningful conversations on stage I have ever had, sharing his failures, his learnings and opening up to tell the untold stories of Shazam and his career as an entrepreneur. I would interview him for hours, and look forward to doing it again very soon.

Startup Grind Europe, 2018

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!

O2 Scale Up, 2018

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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