VentureBeat Beefs Up Edit Squad
Adds managing editor and staff writers to roster.
VentureBeat, the online business and tech publisher, has bolstered its edit team with a new managing editor and staff writers. The new hires come on the heels of a $2.6 million equity investment.
Jennifer Tsao is the network’s new managing editor. Tsao held previous positions at 1UP Network, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Future U.S.
Mark Sullivan and Ruth Reader have joined as staff writers, covering mobile and health tech and cybersecurity, respectively.
Citing Google Analytics numbers, the company says traffic has grown 48 percent in the last year, topping out at around 7.5 million monthly uniques.
That audience growth is driving the editorial expansion, says VentureBeat editor-in-chief Dylan Tweney, adding that over the next six months, the company will be increasing its commitment to breaking news and more feature-length content.
"I’m looking forward to expanding our coverage of the tech industry," he says. "The industry has been covered for too long by bloggers with dubious ethics and too much investment in the companies they write about. VB is taking a different path."
In July, VentureBeat revealed it’s developing a research report marketplace called VB Insight. The hub will provide research reports for sale, both from VB analysts as well as outside contributors who will be able to upload their reports for sale in an App Store-inspired model. VentureBeat keeps 30 percent of each user-submitted report sold.