VentureBeat is a startup and technology oriented website headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Launched in 2006 by Matt Marshall, it publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos.
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. In 2012, the partnership with IDG ended.
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.