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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available inEnglish
Created byMatt Marshall
Alexa rankDecrease 4,509 (August 2017)[1]
LaunchedOctober 2006; 12 years ago (2006-10)
Current statusActive

VentureBeat is an American technology website headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States. It 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.[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] In 2012, the partnership with IDG ended.[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]


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:[6]

  • Harrison Weber – executive editor,[7] and has previously written for The Next Web and The Huffington Post.
  • Dean Takahashi – covers gaming and previously worked for The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.
  • Dylan Tweney – former VentureBeat executive editor[7] and current editor at large.
  • Morwenna Marshall – current editor at large.


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.[8]

VentureBeat produces a variety of themed industry events, including MobileBeat, GamesBeat, and GrowthBeat.[9] In addition, it produces several small, annual conclaves of C-level industry executives called Summits.[10]


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of VentureBeat, Inc". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  4. ^ "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". September 19, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "VentureBeat Ethics Statement". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "About VentureBeat". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Tweney, Dylan (June 9, 2015). "It's time for new adventures". VentureBeat.
  8. ^ Marshall, Matt. "Farewell, DEMO. It's been an incredible ride". VentureBeat. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "VentureBeat events". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Mobile Summit 2013". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 17, 2013.