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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Dhiraj Mukherjee was an original co-founder of music identification app Shazam, one of the top 20 most downloaded apps of all time, and now used by 500 million users globally to connect to the world around them. Dhiraj will be sharing his story of how he linked up with two Californian Students to set up Shazam, which ultimately then lead to its global growth and scale.
This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and CEOs interested in or working in app technology or musictech, wanting to grow and scale a tech business and of course all those interested in hearing the inside scoop on the Shazam story.
The dinner conversation will be…
In co-founding and growing Shazam, Dhiraj has a wealth of valuable experience and knowledge to share, so is perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ The original Shazam story...how it all started.
✓ Pre and post launch mobile app pitfalls to avoid when bringing innovative technology to market.
✓ Working remotely with other co-founders when launching a startup.
✓ Raising investment after the dotcom bubble burst.
✓ Driving innovation within emerging technologies.
✓ Keeping balance, perspective and a sense of humour to last the long haul.
Expect a view of what is currently cutting edge in this sector, some anecdotal tales on the journey of Shazam and to leave with plenty of inspiration to take your own business forward. You will also get the opportunity to speak to others facing the same challenges as you informally over dinner.
Who is Dhiraj Mukherjee?
Dhiraj is an experienced digital business executive, business thought leader, champion of digital Innovation and currently the Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money. Back in the early 2000’s, Dhiraj co-founded Shazam, the world’s first mobile-phone music recognition service, allowing users to identify music using their mobile phone. Dhiraj was responsible for fundraising, managing the product, launching the service in the UK and delivering its first revenues in Europe. He is an Investor and mentor of start ups across London.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
Dhiraj Mukherjee is an experienced digital business executive, business thought leader, champion of digital innovation and now the head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money. His current career mission is to enable the community of innovators at Virgin Money to create and launch brilliant new ideas.
Back in the early 2000’s, Dhiraj co-founded Shazam, the world’s first mobile-phone music recognition service, allowing users to identify music using their mobile phone. Dhiraj was responsible for fundraising, managing the product, launching the service in the UK and delivering its first revenues in Europe. Today Shazam is a leading media engagement company including TV and music, and one of the top 20 most downloaded apps. It has over 500 million users in 200 countries, adding 13 million new users a month. The company has won a number of awards, including the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2012.
This dinner is hosted by Aneka, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.
Aneka started her career as a professional dancer but due to becoming ill with meningitis she hung up her tutu and discovered her love of turning nothing into something - entering the life of a entrepreneur and since then has not looked back. Setting up a Lifestyle Management company that has thrown celebrity events that has received international press coverage to providing business development for clients in the entertainment industry Aneka is a natural host!
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