4 leadership lessons from a self-made tech millionaire
From the slums of New Delhi to Silicon Valley, the award-winning Blippar founder charts his journey to start-up stardom, sharing what he learned along the way.
Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and co-founder of Blippar, the leading augmented reality browser using artificial intelligence and computer vision to give people with more from the world they see. He has grown Blippar from 3 cofounders to 300+ employees in 10 offices to 70 million+ users including acquiring AR giant Layar in 2014. Ambarish started his tech career in 1997 as a 17 year old high school drop-out entrepreneur on Women Empowerment starting a web portal in India. Ambarish is an active private investor in the field of AR, AI, Genomics and addresses issues like literacy and healthcare with use of artificial intelligence. With a vision to create the ultimate augmented reality browser and recognise everything in the physical world Ambarish, has been widely recognized for his unconventional business thinking and people-driven philosophical approach to management. In October 2016, Mitra was named UK Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Also in 2016 blippar was ranked 9th most disruptive company in the world by CNBC disruptor 50.