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Xconomy is a Boston, Massachusetts-based media company providing news on business, life sciences, and technology[1] focusing on the regions of Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, Indiana, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Texas, Wisconsin, and beyond.[1][2] The website was launched in June 2007 by Founder Robert Buderi, former Editor-in-Chief of MIT's Technology Review, and Co-Founder Rebecca Zacks, the former managing editor of the New England Journal of Medicine's daily e-newsletter Physician’s First Watch.[3][4] Xconomy content covers "local personalities, companies, and technological trends to business and technology leaders" with a target audience of "entrepreneurs, business and technology executives and innovators, venture capitalists, angel investors, lawyers, and university researchers and officials."[1] It also features op-eds from the Xconomists, an ad hoc team of editorial advisors who are some of the country’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors.[5][6] Xconomy has been described as reflecting "the insiderish feel of, say, Politico, but with some of the familiarity that you might expect from a small town paper."[7]

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Type of site
Technology news & media company
Available inEnglish
OwnerXconomy, Inc.
Created byRobert Buderi (founder) & Rebecca Zacks (co-founder)
EditorRobert Buderi
Launched2007; 12 years ago (2007)


Xconomy was founded in 2007 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[8] The original Xconomy site focused on the city of Boston, before opening another outlet in Seattle in 2008 and expanding to other key technology clusters afterward.[9][6] In 2016, Xconomy was acquired by Informa and moved its headquarters to Boston.[10]


Since its founding, Xconomy has also entered the field of business-to-business event production, launched webinar and podcasting services (Xconomy Xpertise), and has formed a custom research and publishing arm (Xconomy Insight).[11][12] Xconomy also provides "underwriting programs, banner ads, display ads, and ad networks".[1]

The XconomistsEdit

The Xconomists are a group of more than 400 leading technologists, scientists, and business innovators who share their views and insights on the Xconomy website.[4] They include:


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  10. ^ PLC, Informa. " - 2014-2016 Acquisitions". Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  11. ^ Bruce Bigelow and Wade Roush (December 22, 2010). "At a Private Xconomy Dinner, Luminaries Debate the Future of Innovation in San Diego". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  12. ^ "Xpertise | Xconomy". Xconomy. Retrieved 2017-12-22.