Larry Illg

Larry Illg

CEO EdTech


Larry Illg is an experienced CEO leading investor and board director with over 20 years of experience in managing and advising multinational companies. Since joining Naspers in 2013 and launching Prosus Ventures (formerly Naspers Ventures) in 2015 as the group’s first CEO Larry has overseen investments around the world totaling nearly $12 billion across sectors including food edtech logistics ecommerce and more.Larry helped launch and build the Prosus Ventures team with the goal of identifying and investing in businesses that are addressing big societal needs in high-growth markets around the globe and would be the next wave of growth for Prosus. Larry has since been appointed the CEO of the Prosus Edtech segment which was spun out of Ventures. He has established Prosus as one of the largest edtech investors in the world. Under his management several companies have celebrated IPOs including Skillsoft and Udemy. Prior to launching Prosus Ventures Larry led the ecommerce business for Prosus and before that held senior leadership positions at Trulia and eBay focused on M&A Strategy and Operations. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley. He currently sits on the Board of several companies including iFood Swiggy Skillsoft Brainly and Udemy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

2:10 pm
2:50 pm

Edging to 1 Trillion – Building & Investing in EdTech

Harbor E, Level 2

The Path to a Trillion Dollar EdTech Company: A Perspective from Top Investors