Founder / GetJar
Ilja Laurs is the Founder and Chairman of GetJar, world’s largest independent mobile application store. “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. In February 2010, Ilja made the cover of the America's leading entrepreneurship magazine "Entrepreneur".
Since 2005, pioneering in the app store concept, GetJar provides app distribution to 450,000 developers, from one-man shops to brands like Google, Microsoft and Facebook. As of April 2012, GetJar distributes 400,000 mobile applications and has served over 2.5 billion downloads.