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VentureBeat is an American technology website. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, it publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos.

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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available in English
Created by Matt Marshall
Alexa rank Decrease 4,509 (August 2017)[1]
Commercial Yes
Launched October 2006; 10 years ago (2006-10)
Current status Active



The VentureBeat company was founded in 2006 by Matt Marshall, an ex-correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.[2] In 2008, The New York Times called VentureBeat one of the "top blogs" in technology.[3]

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.[4] In 2012, the partnership with IDG ended.[5]

In 2012, SF Weekly called VentureBeat the "Best Tech Zine" in San Francisco.[6]

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.[7]


The VentureBeat web site comprises a series of distinct news "Beats": Big data, Business (general news), Cloud, Deals, Dev, Enterprise, Entrepreneur, Media, Mobile, Marketing, Security, Small Biz, and Social. In addition, the site 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:[8]


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.[10]

VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry events, including MobileBeat, GamesBeat, and GrowthBeat.[11] In addition, it produces several small, annual conclaves of C-level industry executives called Summits.[12]


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Retrieved August 7, 2017. 
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  3. ^ "VentureBeat and GigaOM in Technology". The New York Times. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  4. ^ "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Farewell, DEMO. It’s been an incredible ride". 19 September 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "SF Weekly: Best of 2012: Shopping and Services". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  7. ^ "VentureBeat Ethics Statement". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "About VentureBeat". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Tweney, Dylan (9 June 2015). "It’s time for new adventures". VentureBeat. 
  10. ^ Marshall, Matt. "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". VentureBeat. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "VentureBeat events". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mobile Summit 2013". VentureBeat. Retrieved 17 May 2013.