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European Editor at The Next Web, Partner & Marketing director at Oxynade, See All (9)
October 28, 1980

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Robin Wauters is the founding editor of, a digital publication dedicated to covering the European technology industry in depth.

He was previously European editor at The Next Web and lead editor of He was a senior staff writer at TechCrunch until his departure in February 2012.

Aside from his professional blogging activities, he is an entrepreneur, event organizer, occasional board adviser, angel investor, and most importantly, an all-round startup champion.

Wauters lives and works in Belgium. He can often be found working from his home or from the Brussels-based BetaGroup Coworking Space, of which he is a patron.

Starting out as an internet marketing manager for a hosting and domain name registration services company called Hostbasket (acquired by Belgian ISP Telenet), Wauters has worked in the online media industry for many years, including gigs as online media manager for Datanews / VNUnet (acquired by Roularta).

He was one of the co-founders of social media agency Talking Heads until its acquisition by Netlash in 2010. He is also a shareholder at Oxynade, a tech startup that helps publishers deploy a hyper-local strategy.

In 2007, Wauters started Plugg, a now defunct one-day conference in Brussels aimed to raise awareness for Europe's most promising web and mobile startups. He is also the organizer of the OpenCoffee Club Brussels meetups.

Wauters also mentors fledgling companies through the Founder Institute and Seedcamp. He is also on the advisory board of Checkthis and WonderGraphs.

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