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

Build for the future now with Mammoth Biosciences and Mayfield

Trevor Martin’s Mammoth Biosciences aims to use CRISPR technology to democratize disease detection. Join this TechCrunch Live event to hear from Trevor Martin and Mayfield investor Ursheet Parikh on

Fundraise for network access with Sapphire Ventures and Medable

Dr. Michelle Longmire, physician/scientist turned startup founder, founded Medable with the goal of transforming patient connectivity in the healthcare system. Along the way in raising $479 million, S

Kode Labs raises $8M to advance its smart building platform

RiverSouth is called the smartest building in North America and features a wild array of technology for tenants, business owners and real estate managers. Kode OS underpins the building’s system

Flowhub launches Maui, the next generation of its cannabis POS platform

Selling weed is easy. Selling legal weed is not easy. Dispensaries have to comply with an ever-changing list of regulations and consumer expectations. For example, online menus must match local invent

Selling APIs with Orum and Amex Ventures on TechCrunch Live

Stephany Kirkpatrick launched Orum.io in 2019 and quickly gained investments from some of the top fintech venture capital firms. Why? Kirkpatrick’s company is reinventing how money is transferred be

Mobility startups are filling the void in the much, much smaller Detroit auto show

Long-time visitors to the Detroit auto show will be disappointed. The glitz and glamor are gone. In 2022, the show is much, much smaller than in the past. Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis are exhi

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
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