Open main menu

The Next Web 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, The 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, The Netherlands
Alexa rankDecrease 6,337 [1]
LaunchedJune 10, 2008; 11 years ago (2008-06-10)[1]
Current statusActive
TNW Conference
The Next Web Conference Logo.svg
GenreTechnology and Business
FoundersBoris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Patrick de Laive
Attendance17,500 (2019)

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


WebsiteEdit reports and features opinion articles on the business of technology news, analysis of new tech companies, apps, products, emerging internet trends, culture, and marketing topics.[citation needed]

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


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


  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Aby Sam (June 12, 2016). "Staying On Top Of Generation-T: The Next Web Co-Founder Patrick de Laive". Entrepreneur. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Davies, Jessica (2019-03-05). "The Financial Times buys The Next Web to beef up live events business". Digiday. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ a b Gross, Anna (March 5, 2019). "FT acquires majority stake in The Next Web". Financial Times. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Top 6 Takeaways from The Next Web". Open Campus. The New School. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Thompson, Rachel (January 26, 2018). "Here's why your Instagram and Facebook feeds are looking bare this morning". Mashable. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Security News This Week". Wired. November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Emerson, Ramona (January 4, 2012). "Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling: 'Hey Girl' Meme Goes Tech". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Google's New Podcast App for Android Comes Built into Search and Assistant". Firstpost. April 24, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands". CES. Consumer Electronics Show. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Ehrenkranz, Melanie (March 15, 2017). "The Next Web tech conference is under fire for stiffing speakers". Mic. Retrieved November 20, 2018.