Type of site
|Technology news and analysis|
|Created by||Matt Marshall|
|1837 (May 2015[update])|
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.
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. In October 2008, the The New York Times began syndicating VentureBeat content into their Technology section.
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. In 2012, the partnership with IDG ended.
In 2012, "SF Weekly" called VentureBeat the "Best Tech Zine" in San Francisco.
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:
- Dylan Tweney, who is the editor-in-chief, and is a former editor for Wired.com, former editor at Mobile PC Magazine, and contributor to Business 2.0.
- Dan Hsu, who is the editor-in-chief for GamesBeat and who formerly ran Bitmob
- Dean Takahashi, who covers gaming and previously worked for Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and others
- Jolie O'Dell, who covers web developer issues, Google, and Yahoo, and previously worked for Mashable and ReadWriteWeb.
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.
VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry conferences, including HealthBeat, MobileBeat, GamesBeat, CloudBeat, and DevBeat. In addition, it produces a small, annual conclave of mobile industry executives called Mobile Summit.
- Dylan Tweney Named EIC of VentureBeat
- "VentureBeat and GigaOM in Technology". The New York Times. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
- "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". Retrieved 2010-08-02.
- "Farewell, DEMO. It’s been an incredible ride". 19 Sep 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "SF Weekly: Best of 2012: Shopping and Services". Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "VentureBeat Ethics Statement". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "About VentureBeat". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Marshall, Matt. "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "VentureBeat events". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Mobile Summit 2013". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.