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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersCape Town, South Africa
OwnerBurn Media Group
Created byMatthew Buckland
EditorMegan Ellis
LaunchedApril 1, 2010
Current statusActive

Memeburn is a website that focuses on digital news and events in the emerging markets sphere.[1] Founded by South African entrepreneur Matthew Buckland,[2] the Cape Town-based website focuses on current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology,[3] and has featured interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg,[4] Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley,[5] Evernote CEO Phil Libin,[6] the co-creator of Google Now[7] and entrepreneur Richard Branson[8] as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker,[9] Wired founder Chris Anderson[10] and Stumbleupon CEO Mark Bartels.[11] It is particularly interested in the BRICS, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends.[12]

Editorial expansion[edit]

In 2011, Memeburn expanded to launch, a sister site[1] which is focused on gadget and game reviews and news and, which focuses on car news. In 2012, was created to focus on entrepreneurship and startups.[1] The sites were rebranded collectively in 2013 as Burn Media.[13]

In 2019, the sites underwent a redesign, with the Memeburn, Gearburn, and Motorburn sites operating under the domain.[14] continues to operate as a sister site. Both brands -- Memeburn and Ventureburn -- operate under the Burn Media Group brand.[15][16]


In 2010, Memeburn was awarded the UCT Graduate School of Business' Best Blog award at the South African Blog Awards,[17] and later won a bronze award for Specialist Publisher Site at the Bookmark Awards.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "About" Accessed 8 July 2013
  2. ^ Matthew Buckland
  3. ^ "Memeburn Archived 2013-07-08 at" Accessed 8 July 2013
  4. ^ "The Future of WordPress: Q&A with Founder Matt Mullenweg" Accessed 8 July 2013
  5. ^ "The evolution of Foursquare: Memeburn talks to Dennis Crowley" Accessed 8 July 2013
  6. ^ "Priests on Evernote and dinner party productivity: chat with the app's CEO" Accessed 8 July 2013
  7. ^ "From a 20% project to Google's future: Q&A with Google Now's co-creator" Accessed 8 July 2013
  8. ^ "Richard Branson on open source, Twitter and entrepreneurship: the Memeburn interview" Accessed 8 July 2013
  9. ^ "Losing 80 million without blinking: Koos Bekker's Memeburn Q&A" Accessed 8 July 2013
  10. ^ "The blog is dead long live the blog: Chris Anderson on the future of media" Accessed 8 July 2013
  11. ^ "Personalisation and social discovery: Q&A with StumbleUpon's CEO" Accessed 8 July 2013
  12. ^ Digital Media and Marketing Association: "Memeburn" Accessed 8 July 2013
  13. ^ "New Burn Media division incorporating" Accessed 8 July 2013.
  14. ^ "New website designs for Ventureburn and Memeburn". Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  15. ^ "New website designs for Ventureburn and Memeburn".
  16. ^ "Cobus Heyl announced as director, chief product officer of Burn Media". Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  17. ^ "Winners" South African Blog Awards. Accessed 8 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Winners Archived 2013-06-25 at the Wayback Machine". The Bookmarks Awards. Accessed 8 July 2013.