VentureBeat

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VentureBeat
VentureBeat VB Logo.png
Web address venturebeat.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available in English
Created by Matt Marshall
Editor Dylan Tweeney[1]
Launched October 2006
Alexa rank
positive decrease 1837 (May 2015)[2]
Current status Active

VentureBeat is a news site focused on technology and business. VentureBeat publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos. The company also produces several technology-focused conferences. It is headquartered in San Francisco.[3]

According to comScore's direct measurements, VentureBeat receives over 4.2 million unique readers per month, of which 2.5 million are in the U.S. The readership has a relatively high representation of college-educated and C-level audiences.[4] In October 2008, the The New York Times began syndicating VentureBeat content into their Technology section.[5]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2006 by Matt Marshall, an ex-correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.[6] In 2008, the New York Times called VentureBeat one of the "top blogs" in technology.[7]

In March 2009, VentureBeat signed a partnership agreement with IDG to produce DEMO Conference, a conference for startups to announce their launches and raise funding from venture capitalists and angel investors.[8] In 2012, the partnership with IDG ended.[9]

In 2012, "SF Weekly" called VentureBeat the "Best Tech Zine" in San Francisco.[10]

In 2014, the company raised $1 million in outside investor funding from prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist firms including Formation 8 and Lightbank.[11]

Editorial[edit]

The site is broken up into a series of distinct news "Beats": Big Data, Business (general news), Cloud, Deals, Dev, Entrepreneur, Gadgets, Green, Health, Lifestyle, Media, Mobile, New York, Science, Security, Small Biz, and Social. Each area specializes on said topic and the companies and executives making news within. In addition, VentureBeat includes a semi-separate publication, GamesBeat, as one of its major sections. GamesBeat focuses on videogames and the videogame industry.

VentureBeat's editorial team includes:[12]

Events[edit]

In September 2009, Matt Marshall took on the role of executive producer for the DEMO conference, and has helped showcase it as the premiere launchpad event for emerging technologies. Over the years a variety of companies have either launched at DEMO including Boingo, TiVo, ETrade, VMware, Palm, Java, Symantec, Salesforce and others. In September 2012, VentureBeat ended its partnership with DEMO.[13]

VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry conferences, including HealthBeat, MobileBeat, GamesBeat, CloudBeat, and DevBeat.[14] In addition, it produces a small, annual conclave of mobile industry executives called Mobile Summit.[15]

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