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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available inEnglish
Created byMatt Marshall
URLventurebeat.com Edit this at Wikidata
LaunchedOctober 2006; 17 years ago (2006-10)
Current statusActive

VentureBeat is an American technology website headquartered in San Francisco, California. VentureBeat is a tech news source that publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos. The VentureBeat company was founded in 2006 by Matt Marshall, an ex-correspondent for The Mercury News.[1][2]


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.[3] The partnership with IDG ended in 2012.[4]

In September 2009, Matt Marshall took on the role of executive producer for the DEMO conference. Over the years, a variety of companies have launched at DEMO including Boingo, TiVo, ETrade, VMware, Palm, Java, Symantec, Salesforce, and others. In September 2012, VentureBeat ended its partnership with DEMO.[4]

In 2014 and 2015, the company raised outside investor funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalist firms including Crosslink Capital, Walden Venture Capital, Rally Ventures, Formation 8, and Lightbank.[5]

VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry events, including MobileBeat, GamesBeat, and GrowthBeat.[6] In addition, it produces several small, annual conclaves of C-level industry executives called Summits.[7]


  1. ^ Statz, Pamela (August 31, 2006). "VentureBeat Launches (Kinda)". Wired. Archived from the original on August 2, 2023.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of VentureBeat, Inc". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on August 13, 2023. Retrieved October 30, 2017.[dead link]
  3. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (February 18, 2009). "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Marshall, Matt (September 19, 2012). "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on March 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ethics Statement". VentureBeat. August 4, 2020. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Events". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "Mobile Summit 2013". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.