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

Ford unveils the all-new €45,000 Explorer EV for the European market

Ford today took the wraps off the Explorer EV. The €45,000 model, which is headed to the European market, shares little with the internal combustion vehicle that carries the same name. The Explorer

Hear why AtoB calls itself Stripe for trucking on TechCrunch Live

Trucking is a vital industry and yet the majority of operations are operating on outdated platforms. AtoB thinks it has the solution and co-founder Harshita Arora says the company is essentially Strip

TechCrunch Live Podcast: How to battle burnout and profit off human thriving, according to Thrive Global’s Ariana Huffington

On this week’s TechCrunch Live podcast, TechCrunch+ Editor In Chief Alex Wilhelm led the interview portion of our show. Alex spoke to Kleiner Perkins partner Mamoon Hamid and founder & CEO o

The trailer for ‘BlackBerry’ just dropped, and you have to watch it

Everyone has a story about their first BlackBerry. But no one cares if you had a 6230, Bold 9700 or, 7130e. They were groundbreaking phones for a time, and this upcoming movie gives a backstory. It st

Practice your pitch with Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital on TechCrunch Live

TechCrunch Live records live today and tomorrow at 12:00 PDT, and you’re invited to pitch your startup. Called Pitch Practice, it should be self-explanatory. Participants have a chance to practi

Hear from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins this week on TechCrunch Live

You’re not going to want to miss this week’s TechCrunch Live events. The startup industry is experiencing unprecedented headwinds, and we want to talk about it. There are two events schedu

Ford to restart F-150 Lightning production on March 13

Ford today provided a statement to TechCrunch detailing its plan to restart F-150 Lightning production. The manufacturing lines will start rolling again on March 13. The automaker says that will allow

Hear why so many cybersecurity companies call Boston home

TechCrunch Live took a virtual visit to Boston this week at our special City Spotlight: Boston event. During the special, extended event, influential Boston founders and investors spoke, including Bos

Skydio soars to a $2.2 billion valuation after raising $230M Series E

Drones are quickly becoming more than flying selfie cameras. Amid growing geopolitical tensions, drone makers are seeing increased demand and acceptance as drones move farther from consumers’ ha

Hear from Oort and .406 Ventures on why cybersecurity companies thrive in Boston

Did you hear? The TechCrunch Live crew is taking a virtual trip to the Northeast. On Monday, February 27 (that’s in a couple days!), we’re hosting a special, extended TechCrunch Live event

Announcing the startups pitching at TechCrunch Live’s (virtual) Boston event!

I’m thrilled to announce the three startups to pitch at TechCrunch Live’s special event in Boston. This virtual event start at 2:00 pm EST/11:00 am PST on Monday, February 27 and is free t

Hear how to find a co-founder on TechCrunch Live

Successful startups need a solid founding team of like-minded people. But how do you find and hire others to help build, sell, and manage your product? Tanis Jorge and David Blumberg are speaking abou

Keep trying after a VC says no, says Tonkean CEO on TechCrunch Live

On this week’s TechCrunch Live, I spoke with CEO and co-founder of Tonkean, Sagi Eliyahu, and Foundation Capital partner, Joanne Chen. Tonkean started in 2015 as a no-code development platform,

Last call to apply to pitch at TechCrunch’s (virtual) event in Boston

TechCrunch is thrilled to be shinning the spotlight at the Boston startup ecosystem, and we’re looking for some good early-stage startups to pitch their companies. On February 27, from 11:00-1:0

Traeger’s latest pellet grill features improved hood (yay) and a touchscreen (nay)

Traeger’s latest pellet smoker brings welcomed innovations to a new price point. The company just unveiled its latest Ironwood design, which offers a handful of features that debuted on the more

Today’s TechCrunch Live: Why cybersecurity is still hiring and spending with Vanta and Sequoia

Layoffs. They’re everywhere throughout Silicon Valley. While it seems like every company is cutting, some industries are on an upward swing, including cybersecurity. I’m excited to have Vanta CEO

TechCrunch Live is going to Boston, and you’re invited!

Boston has long been one of the most important startup ecosystems in the United States. With major universities and a legacy of innovation, the city is a great place to start up and run a venture-back

Hear how Tonkean built its impressive board of directors on TechCrunch Live

A startup lives or dies by its board of directors. Sagi Eliyahu co-founded Tonkean in 2015 and has since raised money from some top investors, including Joanne Chen from Foundation Capital. Chen joine

Ford halts production and shipments of electric F-150 Lightning over battery concerns

Ford paused the F-150 Lightning’s production and shipments due to a potential battery issue, a stoppage that has now been extended and could last a few weeks. The stoppage started at the beginni

TechCrunch Live Podcast: Why you should buy your kids a cash register

Christina Ross says her favorite toy was a cash register. And that makes sense now. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Cube, a financial planning and analysis company that’s trying to help busine
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