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

Today’s TechCrunch Live: Acquiring customers with Cube and Mayfield

Christina Ross is a CFO turned CEO, and I’m thrilled to have her and Mayfield partner Rajeev Batra on today’s TechCrunch Live. Her story is great. Prior to founding Cube, she ran finance at corpor

Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube

Practice pitching your startup on this week’s TechCrunch Live. I have two amazing guests and they bring along a lot of startup pitching experience. Three guests of this week’s TechCrunch Live even

TCL Podcast: Hear how Cambly found profitability before its Series A

Cambly was founded in 2012, and has since raised $80.29 million from leading venture capital firms. Success didn’t come overnight. The company had to weather a failed fundraise and countless competi

Watch Cambly CEO and Benchmark partner explain startup fundraising tactics

TechCrunch Live is back, and we’re thrilled to have hosted this conversation with Sameer Shariff, CEO and co-founder of Cambly, and Sarah Tavel, partner at Benchmark. During this hour-long event

Hear how to find profitability early with Cambly and Benchmark on TechCrunch Live

TechCrunch Live is back! I’m thrilled to bring this event series back for its third season. We’re booked for months, and I’m delighted to host the upcoming guests. Join us for our first episode

Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Benchmark and Cambly

TechCrunch Live is back! The weekly show resumes this week, and we’re excited to bring back a popular segment. Called Pitch Practice, it should be self-explanatory. Participants have a chance to pra

Hear the right way to acquire customers with Cube and Mayfield on TechCrunch Live

Finance people live and breathe spreadsheets, Mayfield’s Rajeev Batra was telling me. We were talking about our upcoming TechCrunch Live event featuring him and Cube’s Christina Ross, and Rajeev w

Hear how Cambly found profits after failing to raise a Series A on TechCrunch Live

TechCrunch Live is back! I’m thrilled to bring this event series back for its third season. We’re booked for months, and I’m delighted to host the upcoming guests. Join us for our first episode

TechCrunch Live is back with top founders and investors, and you get to ask the questions each week

TechCrunch Live is entering its third season, and I’m thrilled to be leading the events again this year. The first event is on February 1, 2023, and will feature a timely discussion on what to d

Review: The 2023 Mac Mini is a serious contender with the M2 Pro

Apple’s latest silicon innovations shine in the Mac Mini. The tiny desktop computer is the latest Apple computer fitted with the M2 chipset. For $599, buyers can opt for the M2, or they spend $1

Boston Dynamics’ latest Atlas video demos a robot that can run, jump and now grab and throw

Boston Dynamics just released the latest demo of its humanoid robot, Atlas. The robot could already run and jump over complex terrain thanks to its feet. Now, the robot has hands, per se. These rudime

Chevy announces the fastest Corvette yet, the electrified 2024 Corvette E-Ray

The great American sports car is going partly electric. Chevy pulled the wraps off the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, revealing a dual powertrain affair. A 6.2L Small Block V8 sits behind the driver in a mid-en

Ecobee CEO and founder speaks to TechCrunch Live about CES, Nest and finding product market fit

TechCrunch Live hosted a special, in-person event at CES featuring a long conversation with Ecobee CEO and founder Stuart Lombard. This was our first in-person TechCrunch Live, and I can’t wait to d

Tesla slashes Model 3, Model Y prices in China for the second time in three months

Earlier today, Tesla quietly announced new pricing for the China market. The Model 3 and Model Y saw their prices cut drastically, and Tesla finally revealed the pricing for the high-performance Plaid

Google launches HD maps for vehicles, Volvo and Polestar first to integrate

Google is announcing today an HD version of its vehicle mapping solution. Unlike Google Maps, Google’s HD map is not a consuming-facing application but an additional layer of data that’s served to

Hear from ecobee CEO and founder at a special in-person TechCrunch Live at CES

Ecobee started in 2007 when connected thermostats were an entirely different product and nothing like what’s available today. Ecobee released its SmartThermostat in 2008, bringing modern connectivit

Tesla announces a $300 charging mat that can recharge 3 devices at once

Remember the Apple AirPower charging mat? Announced in 2017, the device was supposed to recharge three devices simultaneously, but Apple never released it, citing engineering issues. Now, Tesla is giv

TechCrunch Live is filming at CES, and you’re invited!

I’m thrilled to announce TechCrunch Live is filming live and in real life at CES 2023. We’re filming on the first day of the show at 11:00. If you’re not attending CES, that’s

Tesla’s latest OTA update adds Steam games, Apple Music, Zoom and a wild light show mode

Tesla owners: Go check your cars. You have some new toys. The latest OTA update added a bunch of features; most notable, Steam, which brings along thousands of games. This app, however, is limited to

9 high-tech gift ideas for the cannabis users in your life

Slowly but surely, state by state, the U.S. is becoming more cannabis-friendly. As the number of states where weed is legalized (or at least decriminalized) grows, so too does the number of companies
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