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Type of site
Technology news & media company
Available inEnglish
OwnerInforma Connect
Created byRobert Buderi (founder) & Rebecca Zacks (co-founder)
EditorRobert Buderi
Launched2007; 17 years ago (2007)

Xconomy was a media company providing news on business, life sciences, and technology[1] focusing on the regions of Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.[1] The website was launched in June 2007 by founders Robert Buderi and Rebecca Zacks.[2] Xconomy content covered "local personalities, companies, and technological trends to business and technology leaders" with a target audience of "entrepreneurs, business and technology executives and innovators, venture capitalists, angel investors, lawyers, and university researchers and officials."[1] Bill Mitchell of the Poynter Institute described Xconomy in 2010 as reflecting "the insiderish feel of, say, Politico, but with some of the familiarity that you might expect from a small town paper."[3]


Xconomy was founded in 2007 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[4] The original Xconomy site focused on the city of Boston before opening another outlet in Seattle in 2008 and expanding to other key technology centers of activity afterward.[5][6]

In 2016, Xconomy was acquired by Informa Connect and moved its headquarters to Boston.[7]

Xconomy had webinar and podcasting services (Xconomy Xpertise) and formed a custom research and publishing arm (Xconomy Insight).[8] Xconomy also provided "underwriting programs, banner ads, display ads, and ad networks".[1]


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Notable contributors[clarification needed] to Xconomy include:[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of Xconomy, Inc". Bloomberg Business. nd. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ Rafat Ali (February 11, 2009). "Business News Blog Network XConomy Gets Second Round Funding". CBS News. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Bill (11 April 2010). "Xconomy Detroit Tracks Innovative Ventures with Innovative Journalism". Poynter. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ "Xconomy". Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ Scott Kirsner (June 3, 2010). "Xconomy planning to launch Silicon Valley site, ship Roush west". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "The coverage and expansion strategy". Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  7. ^ " - 2014-2016 Acquisitions". Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  8. ^ Bruce Bigelow and Wade Roush (December 22, 2010). "At a Private Xconomy Dinner, Luminaries Debate the Future of Innovation in San Diego". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Baltimore, David (January 18, 2012). "Xconomy: Learning Across Disciplines and Cultures". Xconomy.
  10. ^ "Xconomy: Turning Data into Meaning". Xconomy. January 18, 2012.
  11. ^ "Xconomy: Denver's Lessons for Helping Evolving Startup Communities "Suck Less"". Xconomy. October 15, 2013.
  12. ^ "Xconomy: You Get What You Celebrate". Xconomy. January 2, 2008.
  13. ^ "Xconomy: Critical Thinking and the Scientific Process First---Humanities Later". Xconomy. January 18, 2012.
  14. ^ "Xconomy: The Convergence of Biology, Medicine, and Engineering". Xconomy. January 18, 2012.