The Next Web (TNW) is a website and annual series of conferences focused on new technology and start-up companies in Europe. 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. TNW's reporting has been sourced by Wired, Mashable, and the Huffington Post, among others. On 5 March 2019, the Financial Times purchased a majority stake in TNW. 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.