Chris Barton is the founder of Shazam which started as an idea he conceived in late 1999. With three other co-founders, Chris led the creation of Shazam from concept through inventing a new pattern recognition technology to building and launching the world’s first mobile music recognition service. Shazam has been downloaded more than 1 billion times around the world. Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 for a speculated $400 million price tag.
Chris previously worked Google for nearly eight years where he was head of North American Android partnerships and Dropbox where he led mobile operator partnerships. Chris holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Finance from Cambridge University, and a BA from UC Berkeley. Chris is now working on his next startup focused on artificial intelligence and computer vision.