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Patrick de Laive

Patrick de Laive

Founder, TNW - The Next Web

Founder of TNW, now part of Financial Times. I'm the mix between business, creativity and technology.

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As founder and CPO of TNW I'm at my best where business meets creative thinking and technology.

TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech through media, events and services.

The Financial Times acquired a majority stake in TNW in March 2019. is a leading digital media outlet, reaching more than 10 million people on and off platform per month.

TNW Events are known for its award winning, unparalleled events. TNW stands for high quality content, outstanding production, great business opportunities and bringing an incredible crowd together supported by technology designed to connect people to do business.
Flagship = TNW (in Amsterdam):

Previous speakers include: Werner Vogels, Tim Draper, Stephen Wolfram, Kavita Gupta, Tim Ferriss, Gillian Tans, Guy Kawasaki, Zoe Saldana,, Willem-Alexander -King of the Netherlands-, Garret Camp, Alexis Ohanian, Chad Hurley, Joe Gebbia, Kevin Kelly, Matt Mullenweg, Nir Eyal, Lisa Gansky and many more.

Our AI powered Intelligence Engine ( tracks over 250k technology companies by turning content into structured data on private tech companies. We're providing market intelligence to stay on top of the markets and automate your workflows in order to grow your business/pipeline.

TNW spaces are curated tech spaces in the heart of Amsterdam, home of 55+ scale ups.

TNW X delivers custom innovation programs to corporates and governments.

I'm a frequently asked moderator and speaker at events across the world, including Slush (closing keynote), 4YFN (opening keynote), Launch (San Francisco), South Summit (Spain), ARABSmiss (Dubai) and TNW.

Specialties: product, branding, marketing and comms strategies, growth hacking, innovation, event concepting, blockchain applications

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