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Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Ciplex, a digital marketing agency, and a columnist for Inc., Forbes and LinkedIn. In 2012, Inc. Magazine recognized Ilya as a 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur.

In 2013 LinkedIn selected Ilya as one of 100 Influencers, along with the likes of Richard Branson, Barack Obama, Tony Robbins and Mark Cuban.

An early immigrant from Russia, Ilya founded his first company Ciplex, when he was 17. Ciplex is a digital marketing agency that provides web design, application development and marketing services. The company has been in business for over 13 years and is the recipient of multiple awards, including Inc. Magazine’s INC 500/5000 award for 3 consecutive years. Ilya resides in Los Angeles where he consults, writes, invests, mentors and on occasion, attempts to golf.

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