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

Legendary car designer and Stellantis Design Chief Ralph Gilles to speak at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility

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TechCrunch Live is going to Columbus, OH — register and apply for the pitch-off!

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Building a better mobility fintech startup on TechCrunch Live

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Pitch deck pro tips from a leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist

Emergence Capital's Lotti Siniscalco breaks down how startup founders can create a killer pitch deck.

Raising monster rounds for self-driving mobility startups on TechCrunch Live

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Front’s cap table reads like an honor role of investors. CEO and co-founder Mathilde Collin raised funds from numerous Silicon Valley firms and individual investors. On April 27 she’s spea

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GM reveals first images of the EV Chevy Corvette (and teases AWD)

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Why a16z pitched Deel to lead its Series A

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TechCrunch Live is now available as a podcast!

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Practice your pitch today on TechCrunch Live with Deel and a16z

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Hear Deel’s $14m winning pitch to A16z on TechCrunch Live

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Attending TechCrunch Early Stage? Submit your pitch deck now!

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FabuLingua wins the TechCrunch City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off!

It’s my pleasure to announce FabuLingua won today’s City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off! The company competed against knowRX Health and Vertikal X on today’s TechCrunch Live episode and

Happening today: TechCrunch Live’s free special episode in Austin, Texas!

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General Motors, Honda partner to make millions of affordable EVs

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Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this April

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Register now for TechCrunch Live: Austin!

TechCrunch Live is coming to Austin, Texas. Not physically, though — maybe next year! On April 6, TechCrunch Live is recording a special episode focused on Austin startups and investors. It&#821
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