Robin Wauters


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

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

I was also once the managing editor of

I started my career working as Internet marketing manager for Hostbasket (acquired by Telenet) and later as online media manager for Belgian publisher Datanews / VNUnet (acquired by Roularta). I co-founded social media agency Talking Heads in 2009 (the company became part of Netlash in 2010).

I occassionally serve as a startup advisory board member - more specifically, I'm currently a minor shareholder in / advisor to Belgian startups such as Checkthis (Frontback), Maily, Showpad, Argus Labs and ARTPLUS.

In addition, I've mentored startups through Founder Institute and Seedcamp - both acclaimed startup accelerators.

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

Not particularly fond of mussels, waffles or sprouts. Big fan of Belgian beer though.