I'm a human that appreciates great ideas, with even greater people behind them.
I am an early stage VC My @ Mangrove Capital Partners.
To put it into context - my job mostly consists of rigorous travelling around Europe, working with exceptional entrepreneurs and discovering their unique insights as I go. Everything that I do in life comes back to my idea of the world being afloat with opportunities. One only needs to go out and find them!
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I am a professional software engineer with years of experience in backend and mobile apps development (Ruby on Rails, iOS native, React Native). I could say many things about my style of work and results, but I guess if you are reading this text, you can judge my work by yourself as I am one the first developers of Qoorio app.
I am co-founder & CEO of Qoorio, the knowledge social network. Share your insights, learn from others, and grow your knowledge.
I am also co-founder & CEO of Vieta, a chat for doers, and Vieta is my primary place for work coordination.
Prior to that I co-founded Vinted. Vinted is a marketplace to sell and buy preloved fashion. Vinted has grown to multiple markets and became the first Lithuanian unicorn.
➡️ More about what you can get here from me: https://www.qoorio.app/o/jjanauskas/i/qhvayf-14k
I’m a software engineer.
Over the years worked in couple different companies, but somehow I find my self most comfortable when I work in a small team.
With every project I’m always trying to push my self to the new limits and because of that I’m mobile first engineer, which doesn’t have any problem if something needs to be done in backend or actually anything else, I’m always eager to learn something new
After spending two years at Stanford Business School during the run-up to the dot-com bubble, my appetite was whetted in the intersection of technology and business. Aside from two years at a strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, I have spent the past 18 years at technology startups in the US and Europe. Highlights include two executive roles, including 2 startups, that each exited for over $100M. Today I am Managing Partner of Change Ventures, the first and largest pan-Baltic seed fund, backing ambitious Baltic founders building global success stories.
Outside work, I am a father of four kids, husband to a wonderfully smart and capable lawyer. I co-founded and am on the boards of the TechHub Riga and TechChill foundations and work to support the startup community in Latvia and the other Baltic States. Last but not least - I’m a part time (aka weekend) warrior in the National Guard of Latvia, serving as an infantryman in the 1st Riga Brigade.
I have more than 20 years experience in analytics of technological and production processes, R&D activities, creating of engineering systems including Robotics and mechatronics systems.
I feel passion to find or create engineering solutions for various challenges.
Lovely would share my knowledge... 😊
Geek, angel investor to many LT tech startups like Vinted, Trafi, Interactio, Pixevia and Qoorio as well. Currently COO and a Board Member at Vinted.
Apart from that, I’m an electric cars enthusiast and amateur race car driver, that likes to dedicate some of my spare time to competitions on the most challenging track in the world - the Nurburgring.
Always passionate to talk about investments to tech companies, AI, clean energy, future mobility, education.
I have written and published two novels: Neišsipildymas and Stasys Šaltoka: Vieneri Metai which is translated into English under the title Cold East.
Two years ago me and Justas Janauskas came up with the idea for online community which later turned into Qoorio.