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George Berkowski

Digital Entrepreneur - Author of "How to Build a Billion Dollar App"

George is the author of the book ‘How to Build a Billion Dollar App’ called a “Must read” by the CEO of the billion-dollar app Candy Crush, and “a compulsively readable business book” by Harvard Business School.

George founded DeepAR.ai ~ a Deeplearning and Machine Vision platform that allows any app to add Snapchat-like lens and AR effects in a matter of hours. DeepAR powers more than 50 million users every month. DeepAR has also launched the most powerful, and flexible, AR Ads SDK on the market, allowing any mobile ad network to feature AR Ads with HTML5 only.

George is also the Chief Product Officer of GoCompare – a leading insuretech and price comparison company in the UK.

George was also the CPO at HAILO – the world’s largest taxi app. He led the app’s launch into 13 cities across 6 countries, delivering tens of millions of taxi rides. George helped grow the team to over 200 people, and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. HAILO was acquired by Daimler in 2016.

He is the former Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum UK – a forum for leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders (including people like Ray Kurzweil, Guy Kawasaki, Niklas Zennstrom and many others).

In 2007 George co-founded WooMe.com, and under his lead, built one of the most innovative social dating and video chat sites on the web. The site grew to over 10 million users, with offices in Los Angeles and London. In 2011 it was acquired by Zoosk.com (the world’s largest dating site with over 100 million members).

George also served as the VP of Marketing and Business Development at MirCorp, a company specializing in space tourism (MirCorp made Dennis Tito the first space tourist by arranging his visit to the International Space Station). MirCorp also tried to commercialize the Russian Mir Space Station and turn it into an on-orbit destination.

George holds a Masters in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, and a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics / Astronautics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.