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VentureBeat
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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available inEnglish
Created byMatt Marshall
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CommercialYes
LaunchedOctober 2006;14 years ago (2006-10)
Current statusActive

VentureBeat is an American technology website headquartered in San Francisco, California. It publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos.

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History

The VentureBeat company was founded in 2006 by Matt Marshall, an ex-correspondent for The Mercury News . [1] [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]

Editorial

The VentureBeat website 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 video games and the videogame industry.

VentureBeat's editorial team includes: [6]

Events

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]

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References

  1. Statz, Pamela (August 31, 2006). "VentureBeat Launches (Kinda)". Wired.
  2. "Company Overview of VentureBeat, Inc". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. "VDEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In". TechCrunch . 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. 1 2 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.