VentureBeat names Tweney its editor in chief

Dylan Tweney announced Friday that Dylan Tweney has been named editor-in-chief.

In this role, he serves as the editorial guide for the news organization as it continues to expand into new content areas and event opportunities.

“Dylan is the ideal steward to lead VentureBeat to its next stage of development,” said Matt Marshall, CEO of VentureBeat and its former editor, in a statement. “He has both a clear vision of where the editorial product needs to go and an eye for courting and developing talent. Given the great work he’s done as executive editor, we are excited to see what he will accomplish in his new role.”

Tweney joined VentureBeat, which was founded in 2006, in 2011. As executive editor, he has overseen the site’s growth and expansion into a fast-moving, media property hailed as a “first-read” among technology insiders from Silicon Valley to Hyderabad. Previously, Tweney was senior editor at, where he was responsible for the site’s gadget news and product reviews from 2008 to 2011, and launched the site’s business coverage in 2007.

VentureBeat, which is based in San Francisco, had 7.5 million unique visitors in November. It now has an editorial staff of 14 and has opened a newsroom in New York.