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Location: San Mateo, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Ilja Laurs is Founder and CEO of GetJar, the world's largest open application store. In 2009, Informa Telecoms & Media named Ilja "Top 40 most influential people in mobile communications". Recognized as an industry thought leader, Ilja speaks at all major telecommunication conferences and is regularly quoted in the BBC, Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today and others. In 2010, GetJar was selected as a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Ilja was featured in Time Magazine with GetJar as one of "10 start-ups that will change your life." Ilja was born in 1976 in Lithuania and attended Kaunas University of Technology and later Vilnius University where he studied Economics. Serial entrepreneur since 1999, Ilja's launched over 10 successful projects. Fluent in Lithuanian, Russian and English, he holds a keen interest in Basketball, Tennis, Chess and Watches, and enjoys traveling.