Robin Wauters

Welcome to my personal website.

I'm a seasoned, multi-lingual technology journalist and wearer of many other hats. I'm the founding editor of, a new digital publication dedicated to covering the European tech industry in depth - with a number of amazing people by my side.

I was formerly European Editor of global technology news site The Next Web, and before that a senior editor at TechCrunch (acquired by AOL in 2010) and managing editor of

Prior to that, I started my professional career working as Internet marketing manager for IT company Hostbasket (acquired by Telenet) and later as online media manager for leading Belgian ICT publisher Datanews / VNUnet (acquired by Roularta).

I also co-founded social media agency Talking Heads in 2009 (the company became part of Web design and development agency Netlash in 2010).

I occassionally serve as a startup advisory board member - more specifically, I'm currently a minor shareholder in startups such as Checkthis, Maily, Showpad, Argus Labs (Jini), and Oxynade.

In addition, I've mentored a wide range of EU startups through the internationally acclaimed Founder Institute and Seedcamp - both startup accelerators.

In the past, I've organized events like the Plugg conference and the monthly OpenCoffee Club Brussels meetups.

I'm not particularly fond of mussels, waffles or sprouts. Big fan of Belgian beer.