The Next Web (TNW) is a website and annual series of conferences focused on new technology and start-up companies in Europe.[2][3][4] The Next Web company was established in 2006 by co-founders Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a technology news website of the same name was started in 2009.[2][5] TNW's reporting has been sourced by Wired, Mashable, and the Huffington Post, among others.[6][7][8][9]

The Next Web
The Next Web Logo.svg
Type of site
Technology news
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Websitethenextweb.com Edit this at Wikidata
Alexa rankIncrease 5,760 [1]
CommercialYes
LaunchedJune 10, 2008; 11 years ago (2008-06-10)[1]
Current statusActive

On 5 March 2019, the Financial Times purchased a majority stake in TNW.[4]

According to de Laive, it took one year for TheNextWeb.com to reach 100,000 monthly visitors and as of June 2016, TNW.com gets 8 million to 10 million monthly visitors.[2]

ConferencesEdit

TNW Conference
 
StatusActive
GenreTechnology and Business
Location(s)Amsterdam
CountryNetherlands
Inaugurated2006
FoundersBoris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Patrick de Laive
Attendance17,500 (2019)
Websitethenextweb.com/conference/

Speakers at The Next Web conferences have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, and Robert Cailliau.[10][11]

In 2017, The Next Web's Amsterdam conference came under fire for making misleading statements and having a lack of transparency about paying presenters for speaking appearances and for having a gender gap in the number of its male and female presenters and a gender pay gap in their compensation.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thenextweb.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Aby Sam (12 June 2016). "Staying On Top Of Generation-T: The Next Web Co-Founder Patrick de Laive". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ Davies, Jessica (5 March 2019). "The Financial Times buys The Next Web to beef up live events business". Digiday. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b Gross, Anna (5 March 2019). "FT acquires majority stake in The Next Web". Financial Times. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Top 6 Takeaways from The Next Web". Open Campus. The New School. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ Thompson, Rachel (26 January 2018). "Here's why your Instagram and Facebook feeds are looking bare this morning". Mashable. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Security News This Week". Wired. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  8. ^ Emerson, Ramona (4 January 2012). "Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling: 'Hey Girl' Meme Goes Tech". Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Google's New Podcast App for Android Comes Built into Search and Assistant". Firstpost. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  10. ^ "HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands". CES. Consumer Electronics Show. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b Ehrenkranz, Melanie (15 March 2017). "The Next Web tech conference is under fire for stiffing speakers". Mic. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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