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

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Today’s TechCrunch Live starts at 3:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 pm PDT. Register for the free event here

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Mobility marketplaces and auto repair on TechCrunch Live

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TechCrunch Live recap: Building founder/investor relationships and using grants to fund startups

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