Ilja Laurs is Founder & Chairman at Nextury Ventures, Lithuania. He is a serial entrepreneur & venture investor with a track record of building nine-figure companies from scratch and multiple exits. Currently Ilja chairs Nextury Ventures and invests in multiple high-tech areas such as 3D printing, fin tech, sharing economy, mobile and smart sports. Ilja Laurs has been named as/in “European Manager of the Year” by European Business Press Association, “25 European Tech Leaders” by Wall Street Journal, “Top 40 People in Mobile” by Informa Telecoms and Media, “20 Brightest Business Minds” by Baltic Business Forum, “10 Start-ups That Will Change Your Life” by TIME magazine and “Technology Pioneer” by World Economic Forum in Davos. As a recognized thought leader, Ilja speaks in all major ICT conferences and is regularly quoted in 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 all time #1 non-fiction bestseller in the country.