One of the great hopes of the UK tech sector, Blippar, collapses following a funding dispute. : One of the great hopes of the UK tech sector, Blippar, has collapsed into administration over a funding row. The augmented reality firm was co-founded by Ambarish Mitra, and its technology was used in a partnership with the BBC's Planet Earth II series. Blippar was one of the UK's tech "Unicorns" - start-up businesses that are worth $1bn or more. He claimed to have founded his business from a Delhi slum, leading him to be dubbed a "real-life Slumdog Millionaire".