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

Making DAOs accessible for normals on TechCrunch Live

Want to start a DAO? It’s not that hard. Want to join a DAO? It’s even easier, but there are several steps to get connected. Some of those steps are daunting. That’s why Alex Taub started Upstre

How to launch a startup into a regulated market, according to Bradley Tusk

Politician turned venture capitalist Bradley Tusk recently spoke at a TechCrunch Live event on how startups should approach regulation. Dibbs CEO and co-founder Evan Vandenberg joined Tusk in the conv

What if your startup doesn’t take off overnight?

Natalie Gordon founded Babylist in 2011, and today it’s a leading marketplace for baby gift registries. But it didn’t take off at first. It took several years for Gordon to spin the startup into i

Here are the 5 finalists of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2022

During the last two days, 20 startups pitched their companies as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2022. These 20 companies were selected as the best of the brand-new Startup Battl

Jane Technologies launches its first iOS app for cannabis shopping

Jane Technologies’ impressive cannabis marketplace is finally available in an app. The company today launched its first iOS app, enabling users to browse the inventory of local cannabis dispensa

How Dutchie raised half a billion for cannabis tech on TechCrunch Live

Ross Lipson co-founded Dutchie in 2017 and has since led the company to a multibillion-dollar valuation on top of raising $600 million. Now, in 2022, Dutchie is expanding its offering, and is quickly

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
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