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What’s up at Blippar?

Summary:
Ambarish Mitra, the boss of British augmented reality startup Blippar, will probably not remember 2017 as a banner year.In March, we revealed he had embellished his CV and lied about attending the London School of Economics. (Something he did not acknowledge until we surfaced a recording of him claiming the university as his alma mater.)Soon after, Business Insider raised questions about the business itself, noting the lack of traction Blippar has gained despite raising 0m from the likes of Nick Candy, the property developer, and Khazanah, the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. We echoed those questions here.And then in July, we pointed out that the company’s oft-cited billion dollar valuation was not supported by the available records at Companies House.Hopefully 2018 will be a little

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Ambarish Mitra, the boss of British augmented reality startup Blippar, will probably not...

Kadhim Shubber
He is a freelance journalist who first bought bitcoins so that he could buy a beer at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney’s bitcoin pub. He has reported for Slate, Wired, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Ampp3d. He is currently studying for a Masters in Journalism at City University London.

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