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The New European is a new pan-European media company publishing digitally and in an award-winning, weekly newsmagazine format. With a weekly audience of over 44,000 (subscribers, retail sales and registered readers), and a roster of experienced investors, TNE is raising funds to scale-up its digital growth in the UK and Europe.

  • Investors: Mark Thompson, Robin Klein, Taavet Hinrikus, Lionel Barber
  • Award-winning quality title in print and digital
  • Now with a registered weekly audience of 44,000
  • Fundraising to scale via digital marketing push in the UK and Europe


The New European’s vision - “Think Without Borders” - is for an honest, bold, alternative to the nationalism of many mainstream media in the UK and beyond.

Launched as a weekly newspaper in 2016 in reaction to Brexit, TNE is established as a multi-media title, backed by investors including Mark Thompson (NYT, BBC), Lionel Barber (FT), Taavet Hinrikus (Skype, Wise), Robin and Saul Klein (Index Ventures, LocalGlobe), Kerstin Mogull (Tate), Tanit Koch (Axel Springer) and Ed Williams (Edelman).

Since becoming independent in early 2021, an acquisition led by Founder Matt Kelly (Reach, Local World) and Exec Chair Gavin O’Reilly (Independent), TNE invested in digital platforms, subs tech and has grown its team of regular contributors to include Alastair Campbell, Bonnie Greer and Will Self.

TNE’s unique blend of pan-European political and cultural writing has won both the Society of Editors Award (2016) and British Media Award (2017), and now enjoys a growing weekly audience totalling more than 44,000 in the robust political periodical market.

TNE is raising funds for a sustained marketing drive to further scale-up digital growth. TNE's original investors are following their investment on the same terms being offered on Crowdcube, giving new investors - who share TNE’s vision - the opportunity to join them and play a role in shaping TNE's future.


Matt Kelly, Founder and Editor-in-Chief: Matt is a multi award-winning journalist. In 1999 he launched the and was publisher of Mirror Group digital until 2012. As director of Barcelona news design agency Sol361, he led editorial projects across international newsrooms, including Argentina’s Clarin.

Gavin O’Reilly, Executive Chairman: Gavin is formerly CEO of then LSE-listed Independent News & Media PLC, Chairman of Sydney-based multi-media group APN News & Media, and CEO of The Agency Group – one of the world’s largest independent live music agencies.

Alastair Campbell, Editor-at-Large: As Tony Blair’s Director of Communications, Alastair was at the heart of UK Government for more than a decade. Today he is an author and advocate for mental health awareness.

Lionel Barber, investor and advisor: Lionel was editor of the FT from 2005 to 2020, helping to transform the title from a newspaper publisher into a multi-channel global news organisation.

Ed Williams, Board member: Ed is President and CEO of global comms firm Edelman EMEA. Previously, he oversaw corporate affairs and communications for the BBC and Reuters.

Kerstin Mogull, Board member: Kerstin is former MD of Tate and previously Chief Operating Officer of BBC Future Media & Technology.


As with any investment, investing in The New European carries a level of risk. Overall, based on the key risks highlighted below, the degree of risk associated with an investment in The New European is higher than in a company that's trading on a public market.

Early-stage investmentEdit

The New European is at one of the earliest stages of the business lifecycle, and the failure rate of companies at that stage is usually much higher than those at a later stage.

Illiquid investmentEdit

The number of transactions in shares of private companies is usually significantly lower than in public companies, typically resulting in it taking longer to sell shares in private companies at a price that is at least equal to the price that the shares were bought at. Accordingly, the The New European investment opportunity is considered to be higher risk than more liquid companies.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source: Crowdcube.