About Us

IBT Media is the umbrella that unifies both ICONIC BRANDS and INNOVATIVE UPSTARTS with the common vision to connect the dots around the world to fuel your passion and enable informed decisions.


With authoritative journalism in 4 different languages, our content gives readers in 190 countries a window on current events, inspired perspectives, information to act and to discuss. Our brands are published by local staff in 5 countries, and include International Business Times, Newsweek, Medical Daily, Latin Times and iDigitalTimes, and more.

And with constant innovation we are ensuring that whether by website, app, newsletter or feed, you have access to global information that moves your world.

IBT Media is owned by its co-founders, Etienne Uzac and Johnathan Davis.


A snapshot of the evolution of IBT Media



IBTimes is officially incorporated in New York

Official Launch


IBT Forex Center & Commodities Center

The IBT Forex Center was launched in Q4 of 2007 and has grown to become the largest portal serving currency traders on any mainstream publication.

The IBT Commodities Center is launched, providing news, analysis, and opinion for commodities traders


The Education Site is launched, offering news regarding business-schools for prospective students and those generally interested in the industry.

IBT Travel is also launched, comprising primarily of features on destinations of interest around the world.

IBT Education & IBT Travel


Global Network

Dev Pragad joins the company to help setup the global network. Prior to that Pragad was assisting Uzac and Davis on technology and operations matters on an ad hoc basis.

IBT Jobs, Health and Real estate

Jobs and Careers section is launched in Q2 of 2009, giving insight on the global labor markets, with trend analysis and tips for the job seeker.

IBT Business and Health is also launched, with a news focus on health sector, and features relating to personal health and health research

Responding to the heightened demand for private and commercial real-estate information after the unfolding of global markets beginning in 2008, IBT launches its Real Estate vertical shedding light on the buying and selling of global residential and commercial properties. It also highlights interesting architecture around the world and design trends.


IBTimes continues to expand its coverage, launching several new verticals to cater to the varied interest of its core business audience.The specialty sections include a new Luxury section, catering to luxury lifestyles, Books which followed traditional publishers and the rise of self publishing, Education tracking global MBA programs, and Entertainment following global stars and the companies that produce them.

Later, Law, Arts and Design, and Autos were added, rounding out IBTimes as a business focused publication with the breadth and depth necessary keep readers ahead of the trends.

The first commercial products also launched, including a subscription newsletter featuring proprietary news and equity analysis, and the launch of a custom research arm.

Continued Expansion


Exponential Growth

IBTimes launched an innovative newsroom strategy, incorporating new inhouse real-time analytics, and a revolutionary upgrade to its proprietary content management system to connect global-edition editors inside a unified system.

The publication sees 1200% growth and moves into a new 50,000 square foot headquarters in downtown Manhattan.

The first year of IBT1000 was launched, a new proprietary global index of the fastest growers across the world and their stories.


The company reorganizes as IBT Media, an expanded global media group to better leverage intellectual property developed in IBTimes, while also positioning it to serve comprehensive coverage across a number of domains, including business, consumer interests, medical and technology. The new group comprises both publishing and platform divisions to meet the needs of readers around the world.

The group launches with several new niche websites, such as iDigitalTimes, iDesignTimes, and iMotorTimes, in addition to other specialized sites to serve and create communities of enthusiasts that seek to follow the latest news surrounding their interests.

New Platforms Launched

Bizu.tv, a new business friendly video platform is launched to serve the needs of C-level executives, small business owners, investors and more with high-quality video. The platform operates as a syndicator and a destination

The IBTimes iPad app is also launched, giving readers global news and insight away from their computers on the go.

IBT Media Uveiled with Several New Brands


Broadening the Base

As a newly formed media group, IBT Media identifies further underserved markets and launches new publications to meet that demand. MedicalDaily launches to serve coherent, accurate, easy to understand health and science information. HollywoodTake gives a new take on Hollywood with exclusive access to stars and industry insiders. LatinTimes launches to serve a growing, underserved market of Latinos in the US and abroad.

IBT Media Acquires Newsweek

In the fall of 2013, IBT bough Newsweek from IAC. IBT believes in the 80-year-old brand and the amazing journalism it has produced. Newsweek's long history of delivering high-quality, impactful news aligns well with IBT Media's culture and mission.


IBT Media will continue to innovate in digital media, aiming to bring a new digital paradigm to business-to-business publishing, and social publishing technologies. Stay tuned...