Matt Burns

Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch.

Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house that is TechCrunch.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call.

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  • Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available but the company is today announcing it raised an $8 million Series A to push its mission towards a public launch. Read More

  • Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2016 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, the companies who displayed in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2015 have raised over $73 million in seed and Series A funding as of January 2016. It’s just an amazing opportunity. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present their company to a group of investors. Microsoft Ventures launched in 2013 in a bid… Read More

  • Toxic Water, Toxic City

    Toxic Water, Toxic City

    The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city’s well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal how it will repair Flint’s image. Read More

  • Walking Down The Crunchies Memory Lane, Don’t Forget To Buy Tickets

    Walking Down The Crunchies Memory Lane, Don’t Forget To Buy Tickets

    We’re just a little under two weeks away from the 9th Annual Crunchies, which takes place February 8, 2016 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. As we look ahead to the show, we also wanted to take time to look back at past Crunchies shows to see how the show has progressed over the years. After Facebook won the Best Overall Startup or Product award at the first three… Read More

  • Meet The Gadgets Vying For The Crunchie For Hardware Of The Year For 2015

    Meet The Gadgets Vying For The Crunchie For Hardware Of The Year For 2015

    On February 8, some of the best and brightest startups, entrepreneurs and investors will pack into San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the 9th Annual Crunchies, essentially the Oscars for startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT on January 27th. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present their company to a group of investors. Read More

  • Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner. On February 8, some of your favorite startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the Oscars of startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

  • Dr. Peter Vogel Makes The Case For Startups In Switzerland

    There’s more to Switzerland than skiing, chocolate and endless beauty. Dr. Peter Vogel spoke to TechCrunch at Davos 2016 and argued that Switzerland is a great place to startup a company. But of course he would say that. Vogel is management and the Scientific Lead of a foundation dedicated to promoting startups in Switzerland. Vogal points out that Switzerland has a long history of… Read More

  • MassChallenge’s John Harthorne Explains How Startups Can Fix The World

    MassChallenge’s John Harthorne Explains How Startups Can Fix The World

    John Harthorne sat down today with TechCrunch at Davos 2016. And boy is he enthusiastic about startups. Harthorne is the CEO of MassChallenge, a large startup accelerator based in Boston and quickly expanding across the globe. As Harthorne explains, MassChallenge is different from other accelerators as it does not take an equity stake in the companies that graduate from the program. Read More

  • Meet The Tech Vying For The Crunchie For Best Technology Achievement In 2015

    Meet The Tech Vying For The Crunchie For Best Technology Achievement In 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are fast approaching, with the event best described as the Oscars of Startup and Technology taking place on February 8 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. Some of your favorite startups, entrepreneurs and investors will be competing to win a coveted Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs. Read More

  • Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup Of 2015

    Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, people from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an event that’s best described as the Oscars of startups and technology. Read More

  • GoPro Stock Drops 23% After Announcing Layoffs And Disappointing Q4 Guidance

    GoPro Stock Drops 23% After Announcing Layoffs And Disappointing Q4 Guidance

    GoPro’s stock dropped 23.34 percent to 10.87 Wednesday afternoon after the company announced its Q4 was worse than expected. The stock was already trading at an all-time low. The stock briefly jumped to 11.20 before trading was halted. The company has a market cap of about $2 billion in after-hour values. This came after the company announced it expects fourth quarter revenue will be… Read More

  • Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best Overall Startup Of 2015

    Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best Overall Startup Of 2015

    There are only a few short weeks until the 9th Annual Crunchies show on February 8 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. At the show, some of the best and brightest startups and leaders are contending for the opportunity to win a Crunchie in one of the 12 categories up for grabs. Read More

  • Get Your Crunchies Tickets Now, And Remember The Crunchies Of Yore

    Get Your Crunchies Tickets Now, And Remember The Crunchies Of Yore

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are a little over a month away, and we’re gearing up to make this show one of the best ones yet. In the lead up to the Crunchies, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the Crunchies of yesteryear to see what the startup and tech scenes were like in the past. In this piece, we’ll look at the second and third… Read More

  • Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best New Startup Of 2015

    Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best New Startup Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and some of the best and brightest startups, companies and leaders are vying for the chance to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up for grabs. As the event draws closer, we’ll be featuring the finalists in each of the 12 categories up for grabs, starting with the nominees for one of the most prolific… Read More

  • Faraday Future’s Chief Engineer Is Short On Answers, Full Of Buzzwords

    Faraday Future’s Chief Engineer Is Short On Answers, Full Of Buzzwords

    Faraday Future’s Nick Sampson joined me on the TechCrunch CES 2016 for what turned out to be a lively interview. Sampson is Faraday’s Senior Vice President of R&D and engineering and, I guess, moonlights as the company’s spokesperson. But he’s no Elon Musk. So far even after the company’s public reveal, very little is known about Faraday Future. Sampson… Read More

  • The GoSun Stove Cooks With Just The Power Of The Sun

    The GoSun Stove Cooks With Just The Power Of The Sun

    Fire is for prehistoric man. The modern man uses the sustainable and renewable energy of solar power to cook meats an veggies – like the GoSun Stove. The company was selected from the halls of CES as the Wild Card contender in Hardware Battlefield 2016 where it is competing with 14 other startups in a bid to win $50,000 and the Hardware Battlefield trophy. The stove is clever. It uses… Read More

  • Oculus Co-Founder Confirms The Rift Will Be Sold At Cost

    Oculus Co-Founder Confirms The Rift Will Be Sold At Cost

    The Oculus Rift will be sold with a $599 retail price. And Oculus is taking a wash on the hardware. Oculus Co-Founder and VP of Product Nate Mitchell revealed to TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook earlier today that the company is selling the hardware at cost in an effort to kickstart the VR ecosystem. This is in addition to giving away 7,000 Oculus Rift units to early Kickstarter backers. Read More

  • This Gadget Tests Food For Gluten In Under 2 Minutes

    This Gadget Tests Food For Gluten In Under 2 Minutes

    More people than ever are realizing that bread isn’t supposed to make a person bloated and sick and perhaps they have a sensitivity to gluten. Or worse, they’re allergic. The Nima from 6SensorLabs could change the lives of these people and not just those with a gluten allergy. Read More

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