The Next Web

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The Next Web
The Next Web Logo.png
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Technology news
Registration Optional
Available in English, Dutch, French, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian
Created by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Patrick de Laive, Arjen Schat
Editor Martin Bryant
Launched 2008
Alexa rank positive decrease 1,130 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

The Next Web (TNW) was founded in 2008[2] and manages several initiatives focused on international technology news, business and culture. The Next Web Events division organizes the TNW Conference,[3][4] TNW Mobile Conference, TNW Bowlr and Kings of Code. In 2008, The Next Web established the TNW Blog for which the organization is now best known. The blog was originally launched as a spin-off to the events division and has grown into one of the world’s leading technology blogs. The third segment of the Next Web is TNW Labs. TNW Labs has produced several web based businesses including Twitter Counter,, and

TNW's CEO is Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and its Editor-in-Chief is Martin Bryant.[5]

As of July 2012, The Next Web was added to the personalized reading app,, alongside other publishers such as The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, CNN (which acquired Zite),[6] among other notable publishers of online and print material.[7]


As of April 2014, it reports 6,500,000 unique visitors per month and 16,800,000 pageviews per month.[8]

TNW Conferences[edit]

TNW Conferences are an annual set of conferences hosted by The Next Web in Amsterdam,[9] New York,[10] and São Paulo.[11] With the first event taking place in 2006,[12] TNW Conferences has since introduced a subsidiary program for early stage startups to launch products and meet investors, called Boost.[13] Successful startups that have launched at TNW Conferences include Waze, Rapportive, and Shutl.[13]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "About Us". The Next Web. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ "The NEXT Web (Wired UK)". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  4. ^ "The Next Web 30 Second Pitches (VIDEO) - Huffington Post". 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  5. ^ Kane, Zee M. "To make an end is to make a beginning". The Next Web. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "CNN Acquires Zite – CNN Press Room - Blogs". 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  7. ^ Hazard, Laura (2012-07-23). "Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program — paidContent". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  8. ^ "Advertise on The Next Web". The Next Web. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "TNW Europe Conference". The Next Web. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "TNW USA Conference". The Next Web. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "TNW Latin America Conference". The Next Web. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "About Us". The Next Web. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Boost – The Road to Startup Success". The Next Web. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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