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

This week in TechCrunch podcasts: The new TC Pod, Chain Reaction, Found, Equity and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

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

Mobility marketplaces and brake repair on TechCrunch Live

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the

Swyft Cities is the winner of the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off!

TechCrunch is excited to announce Swyft Cities won the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off and is fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt in October. Beyond Aero is runner

This week in TechCrunch podcasts: Chain Reaction, Found, Equity and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

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

Register now for TechCrunch Live’s event in Columbus, Ohio!

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the region’s growing startup ecosystem. We have a speaker li

Watch the latest TechCrunch Live here: Raising monster rounds for self-driving mobility startups

TechCrunch Live records, well, live every Wednesday at noon Pacific, and it’s a great time. The events are free, and is available to watch on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. However, if you want

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

Raquel Urtasun founded Waabi in 2021 after spending nearly three years as Uber’s R&D head of Advanced Technology Group (ATG). Waabi’s mission is to develop an AI-first approach to spee

Apply to pitch your startup at the TechCrunch Live Columbus event!

TechCrunch Live is taking a trip. On June 1 our crew is hosting three hours of panels, talks and pitches with founders, investors and startups from Columbus, Ohio. This extended event is designed to h

Here’s how to hack CarPlay into a Tesla or F-150

Want to make your old vehicle feel newer? Add a new stereo. Twenty years ago, that would involve ripping out the stock radio and sliding in a new Pioneer head unit and maybe a pair of subwoofers. This

Fundraise on confidence, Front CEO Mathilde Collin says

Startups need capital and often fundraise from investors. This requires pitching, numbers, stats and a story. And the time has to be correct. The key to timing is easy, according to this CEO: Fundrais

Watch the latest TechCrunch Live event on building a better mobility fintech startup

This week Rachel Holt from Construct Capital and Kevin Bennett from Caribou spoke with Kirsten Korosec, TechCrunch’s transportation editor. This TechCrunch Live event was the first in our month

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

Ralph Gilles started at Chrysler in 1992, and he’s still with the company as the chief design officer at the newly formed conglomerate, Stellantis. His design resume is legendary: The Chrysler 300C,

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

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to announce a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, 2022, our crew is hosting an extended TechCrunch Live episode with Columbus investors, founders and b

Building a better mobility fintech startup on TechCrunch Live

QED incubated this auto financing company in 2016 and Kevin Bennett became CEO in 2018 and soon after raised its first seed round. It started as MotoRefi, and rebranded in November 2021 to Caribou. Bu

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.

Hear how Front raised serious cash from unconventional investors on TechCrunch Live

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

Lucid Green raises $10 million to bring smart UPC codes to cannabis

Cannabis companies face unprecedented headwinds. Yet these companies are building businesses in a tough market plagued by myriad challenges, from banking prohibitions to ever-changing regulations. One

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

The great American sports car is going electric. General Motors President Mark Reuss shared the news this morning, and released the first images of the upcoming electric Chevrolet Corvette. He says th

Why a16z pitched Deel to lead its Series A

Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz didn't have a pitch deck to share on TechCrunch Live. That's because Deel raised a total of $629 million without one.

TechCrunch Live is now available as a podcast!

TechCrunch Live is a weekly event featuring experienced founders and successful investors and boring ol’ me. If you can’t join the event live (it’s free, btw), subscribe to the podca
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