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

Eaze and Wayv founder explains how to raise money for cannabis startups

Keith McCarty could have retired after Microsoft bought Yammer. Instead, he founded Eaze to address cannabis delivery. He lead the company through its B round and then stepped back, but last year, he

Wayv launches Payments, the first all-digital payment solution for the cannabis market

Wayv is taking a big step toward mainstreaming the cannabis industry. Wayv Payments, launching today, is said to be the first digital, compliant payment solution for the cannabis supply chain. From gr

Video of Cybertruck driving on California highway reveals more questions

A video just surfaced showing the Tesla Cybertruck driving around LA. Elon Musk is purportedly driving, but it’s not confirmed that he was behind the wheel while this video was filmed. However,

Here’s the math behind Tesla’s dumb Cybertruck vs F-150 tow test

A couple weeks back, Tesla unveiled its first pickup truck, called the Cybertruck. During its unveiling, the company showed a butt-to-butt pull-off. Besides being a silly test, this particular demo wa

Lucid Motors breaks ground on its $700 million Arizona factory

Lucid Motors today is breaking ground on its manufacturing facility. Located in Casa Grande, Ariz., the factory will be used to build the Lucid Motor Lucid Air electric sedan. According to the company

Top mobility VCs discuss their current investment strategies

The mobility industry is rapidly shifting to readjust for an electric and autonomous future. Automotive companies are increasingly looking outside the manufacturing sector to fuel growth, and companie

Ford VP challenges Tesla to a fair F-150 vs Cybertruck tow battle

Update: Elon Musk responded and this might happen. See below. Another update: Ford responds. Elon Musk took a big swipe at Ford during the unveiling of the Cybertruck. Mid-presentation, he played a vi

Here’s why the Tesla Cybertruck has its crazy look

Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck last night, saying it looks like nothing else on the market. That’s true, but the Cybertruck shares several key features with an unlikely pickup — the first-g

We have five questions about Tesla’s Cybertruck

Tesla just unveiled its first pickup truck, and the Cybertruck gets a lot of things right. The look is polarizing, but from a truck perspective, it’s capable, practical and relatively affordable

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button

Apple just released the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery case and it comes with a surprise: a button for the camera. This is a minor, but welcomed, addition to an otherwise standard battery case. The but

Four must-haves for the Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup truck

Tesla is set to unveil its pickup this week and it needs to be widely different from its current lineup. The current line of Tesla vehicles share a lot of parts, and, logically, the Tesla pickup will

BMW unveils the powerful i4 electric sedan with 530 hp, 373 miles of range

BMW just took the wraps off its first purely electric premium mid-size sedan. Appropriately called the i4, the vehicle is powered by the company’s fifth-generation eDrive platform and is just part o

The Mustang Mach-E is the exciting shape of the electric future

Ford just unveiled its first EV, and it’s stunning. Called the Mustang Mach-E, it appears to get a lot of things right. From the branding to little surprises, the Mustang Mach-E looks to be a hi

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your hand in the air when there are dials, buttons and tou

DJI Mavic Mini Review

The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range and a good controller. It holds up well

The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang is a savage, daily-driver muscle car

The Shelby GT500 is a beast on the track. It’s not a surprise. After a day driving around Las Vegas, I found something that surprised me: The GT500 is as comfortable on the road as it is on the

Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active

Kickstarter darling EcoFlow Delta battery generator is not what it seems

The EcoFlow Delta is a new battery generator available on Kickstarter with incredible features claimed. Most are true, some are not. Devices like the Delta offer incredible battery storage capacity. D

Amazon unveils the $199 Echo Studio, its answer to the Apple HomePod and Google Home Max

Today at a special event, Amazon unveiled a bevy of new Echo devices, including several aimed a bit upmarket. The Echo Studio is Amazon’s answer to the Google Nest Max and Apple HomePod. It’s lar

Watch TC Sessions: Enterprise live stream right here

TechCrunch is live from San Francisco’s YBCA’s Blue Shield of California Theater, where we’re hosting our first event dedicated to the enterprise. Throughout the day, attendees and v
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