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Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available in English
Created by Matt Marshall
Launched October 2006
Alexa rank
positive decrease 1837 (May 2015)[1]
Current status Active

Founded in 2006, VentureBeat is a source for news, events, groundbreaking research and perspective on technology innovation. VentureBeat's content, events and research provide deep context to help executives, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts make smart decisions.

VentureBeat publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos. The company also produces several technology-focused conferences. In late 2014, VentureBeat launched VB Insight, a subscription-based research service that provides data and analysis on the marketing technology industry.[2][3]

VentureBeat receives over 8.0 million unique readers per month and over 18 million active views. The readership has a relatively high representation of college-educated and C-level audiences.[4]

It is headquartered in San Francisco.[5]


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 and 2015, the company raised outside investor funding from prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist firms including CrossLink Capital, Walden Venture Capital, Rally Ventures, Formation 8 and Lightbank.[11]


The site is broken up into a series of distinct news "Beats": Big data, Business (general news), Cloud, Deals, Dev, Enterprise, Entrepreneur, Media, Mobile, Marketing, 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]


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.[14]

VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry events, including MobileBeat, GamesBeat, and GrowthBeat.[15] In addition, it produces several small, annual conclaves of C-level industry executives called Summits.[16]


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  2. ^ Brands and Mobile Advertising: How to Win
  3. ^ The State of Marketing Analytics: Insights in the age of the customer
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  7. ^ "VentureBeat and GigaOM in Technology". The New York Times. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  8. ^ "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Farewell, DEMO. It’s been an incredible ride". 19 Sep 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "SF Weekly: Best of 2012: Shopping and Services". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  11. ^ "VentureBeat Ethics Statement". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "About VentureBeat". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "It's time for new adventures". VentureBeat. 
  14. ^ Marshall, Matt. "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". VentureBeat. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "VentureBeat events". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Mobile Summit 2013". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.