Welcome back to TechCrunch UK & Ireland

Well, we’re cranking up the blogging engine here again. My name is Mike Butcher and some readers may know me from a while back when I helped launch this site for the first time late last year. I’m delighted to say that – following a hiatus – TechCrunch has decided to show its firm commitment to this market by re-launching here and, for my part, it’s great to be editing the site.

I won’t start off with any grandiose statements of intent. Merely to say that this site will do its utmost, without fear or favour, to cover the new wave of Internet and mobile technology companies currently bubbling through on this side of the planet.

Right now this site carries both a UK and Irish flag. With many friends, colleagues and contacts in Ireland I am embarrassed that, for the moment, we have no dedicated Irish site. But I hope that at some point, with the proper editorial resources, this can be remedied at some point.

For now I hope to bring you the kind of coverage that will help unite rather than the divide the Internet scene this side of the Atlantic. We begin in earnest on Monday, but for now check out the coverage of Seedcamp.

To contact me:

Email: mike [at] mbites dot com
Mobile: +44 77 2029 1095
Skype: mikegbutcher
More info: http://mbites.com/contact