Ilja Laurs

Founder of Getjar and Nextury Ventures [Silicon Valley]


Lithuania – London – Silicon Valley

A serial entrepreneur and venture investor with a track record of building nine-figure companies from scratch and multiple exits. Currently chairs Nextury Ventures and invests in multiple high-tech areas such as 3D printing, fin tech, the sharing economy, mobile and smart sports.

Named “European Manager of the Year” by the European Business Press Association, one of “25 European Tech Leaders” by the Wall Street Journal, the “Top 40 People in Mobile” by Informa Telecoms and Media, the “20 Brightest Business Minds” by the Baltic Business Forum, the “10 Start-ups That Will Change Your Life” by TIME magazine and a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, to mention only a few of his numerous industry achievements. As a recognized thought leader, Ilja speaks at all major ICT conferences and is regularly quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and many other media outlets.

Ilja’s book “Business in a New Way” has broken multiple records in Lithuania and is the all-time #1 non-fiction bestseller in the country.

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Short Pitches

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Short Pitches with Ilja Laurs