Ilja Laurs is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and venture investors in Lithuania. After selling GetJar, the largest independent app store, he founded Nextury Ventures and now invests into the most promising tech companies in the region across different spaces, from 3D printing to mind-reading and beyond.
“European Manager of the Year 2011” by European Business Press Association, “25 European Tech Leaders” by Wall Street Journal, “Top 40 most influential people in mobile communications” by Informa Telecoms and Media, “10 Start-ups That Will Change Your Life” by TIME magazine and “Technology Pioneer 2011” by World Economic Forum are only a few of his numerous industry achievements. As a recognized thought leader, Ilja speaks on all major telecommunication conferences and is regularly quoted in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and many other news sources.
Ilja’s book on business, entrepreneurship and investments “Business in a New Way” has broken multiple book publishing records in Lithuania and is #1 non-fiction bestseller in the country.
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