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] The website was launched in June 2007 by founders Robert Buderi and Rebecca Zacks.[2] 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] 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."[3]

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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; 15 years ago (2007)


Xconomy was founded in 2007 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[4] 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.[5][6] In 2016, Xconomy was acquired by Informa and moved its headquarters to Boston.[7]


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).[8] Xconomy also provides "underwriting programs, banner ads, display ads, and ad networks".[1]


As of this date,[when?] notable contributors[clarification needed] to Xconomy include:[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of Xconomy, Inc". Bloomberg Business. nd. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ Rafat Ali (February 11, 2009). "Business News Blog Network XConomy Gets Second Round Funding". CBS News. paidcontent.org. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Bill (11 April 2010). "Xconomy Detroit Tracks Innovative Ventures with Innovative Journalism". Poynter. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ "Xconomy - Boston Millennia Partners". www.bostonmillenniapartners.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ Scott Kirsner (June 3, 2010). "Xconomy planning to launch Silicon Valley site, ship Roush west". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Xconomy.com coverage and expansion strategy - Talking Biz News". talkingbiznews.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  7. ^ PLC, Informa. "Informa.com - 2014-2016 Acquisitions". informa.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  8. ^ 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.

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