Matt Burns

Matt Burns

Senior Editor

Matt is a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

He started at TechCrunch as a freelance writer in 2008 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2017. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, he has a special place in his heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At TechCrunch he manages the editorial side of the company\’s events including TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch Sessions and the company\’s various worldwide events. Previously he was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where he hosted podcasts until he was removed from that role after saying a swear word. He\’s very sorry and promises it won\’t happen again.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. And woodwork.

The Latest from Matt Burns

Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner

  Lumafield today announced a $35 million Series B, and new features for its desktop X-ray computed tomography platform that aims to provide engineers and designers with unparalleled access to th

Building products for future needs with Bling Capital and Shift on TechCrunch Live

Toby Russell is a veteran entrepreneur and helped to found Shift. The company was among the first online-only used car marketplaces and pioneered many of the services now standard across the industry.

Watch the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis Pitch-Off right here

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 7, TechCrunch Live hosted a special, extended event focusing on Minneapolis, Minnesota. The area is quickly becoming a major hotbed of startups in the Midwest, and the

NXgenPort wins the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis Pitch-Off

Today TechCrunch hosted a special TechCrunch Live event focused on the great city of Minneapolis. Three local companies competed in a pitch-off, and I’m pleased to report the winner. NXgenPort w

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Live’s special Minneapolis event!

Minneapolis is quickly solidifying itself as one of the Midwest’s most important startup ecosystems. TechCrunch Live is thrilled to host a special (virtual) event in the Twin Cities. Next week,

Hear the steps to raise a Series A on today’s TechCrunch Live

Today’s TechCrunch Live is all about raising a Series A. Jenny Lefcourt from Freestyle Partners and Guillaume de Zwirek CEO and co-founder of WELL Health are scheduled to speak on the specific s

Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We have an agenda packed with insiders who can speak to

Meadow expands beyond California, bringing its cannabis point of sale platform to Michigan

Meadow, a leader in building tools for cannabis dispensaries, is expanding out of California. Since its founding in 2014, the company has focused its efforts on its home state, but recently partnered

Breaking into healthcare with WELL Health and Freestyle on TechCrunch Live

Healthcare startups often face unique challenges — something Well Health founder Guillaume de Zwirek understands. Together with Freestyle Partner, Jenny Lefcourt, the two will speak on the strategie

Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder

Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some 10 years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public in the future.

See the Series B pitch deck that lead to Benchling’s $6B valuation on today’s TechCrunch Live

Founders are often told to keep their head down and build. On today’s TechCrunch Live, you’ll hear how there has to be a balance. On one hand, founders need to stay focused, but they also need acc

Pitch your startup at TechCrunch Live’s Minneapolis event

TechCrunch is thrilled to be (virtually) headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event takes place on September 7 at 2:00 pm CDT/12:00 pm PDT. It’s free to attend, and it’s free to submit yo

Dutchie launches new cannabis point of sale platform with its own dual-screen register

Dutchie today is announcing a new cannabis point of sale platform, including a dual-screen terminal for dispensaries. Called Dutchie POS, this comes just weeks after the company announced a new paymen

Growing and acquiring with Benchling and Benchmark on TechCrunch Live

Sajith Wickramasekara co-founded Benchling to improve laboratory data collection and collaboration. Since its 2012 founding, the company has grown to a valuation of $6.1 billion. Wickramasekara will j

Learn why to pitch a vision and not metrics on today’s TechCrunch Live 12:00 p.m. PDT/3:00 p.m. EDT

I’m thrilled to have Ethena’s CEO Roxanne Petraeus and Homebrew’s Hunter Walk on TechCrunch Live this week to speak on the importance of pitching a vision and strategies used to tackle and g

Hear how to fundraise from VCs in Minneapolis, Minn at TechCrunch Live’s special event!

TechCrunch is thrilled to host a special TechCrunch Live centered around Minneapolis, Minnesota. On September 7, TechCrunch Live will feature some of the best startups and investors from the region. I

Identifying underserved market segments with Ethena and Homebrew on TechCrunch Live

No one likes compliance training, but Ethena aims to improve the experience for everyone involved. Join Ethena’s CEO Roxanne Petraeus and Homebrew’s Hunter Walk on this TechCrunch Live event to he

TechCrunch Live is coming to Minneapolis

TechCrunch is thrilled to announce our next City Spotlight event will focus on Minneapolis. On September 7, TechCrunch Live will host an extended event featuring the best startups and investors from t

TikTok and Bootstrapping and Convoy.com

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

Found’s Swathy Prithivi and Atomic’s Jordan Kong on TechCrunch Live

Swathy Prithivi started Found with the goal of improving the journey of weight loss. The company quickly discovered a huge demand and rapidly scaled its operations and expanded throughout the United S
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