He is a multi-awarded tech journalist covering tech startups and venture capital globally

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch, London, UK

Why you should listen

Named as one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspapers and magazines, Mike Butcher MBE has built a vast portfolio covering tech startups and tech giants. He is the Editor-at-Large of TechCrunch, a media company dedicated to obsessively profiling startups. It is the Home of Disrupt, TC Sessions, and the Startup Battlefield competition.

Mike founded The Europas Awards, the non-profit Techfugees and has advised the UK government on tech startup policy. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.

Mike is also co-founder of TechHub.com, a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups. He co-founded Coadec.com, a lobbyist for startups, non-profit TechVets for UK military veterans, and the UK event series ThePathfounder.com.

Mike has written for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.

Meet Mike at Worldwebforum 2020 as Host.

About TechCrunch

TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005, is a news website dedicated to the tech scene. We provide breaking technology news, opinions, and analysis on tech companies from around the world.

From publicly traded tech companies to emerging startups and venture capital funding rounds, TechCrunch is your number one guide for all things technology.



Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch, and co-founder of ThePathfounder magazine and its editorial events. Mike has been named one of the most influential journalists in European technology by Wired and The Daily Telegraph. He co-founded The Europas Awards for European startups, the non-profits TechVets and Techfugees, the co-working network TechHub.

He is a regular tech commentator on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, CNBC and Aljazeera and has been a judge on The Apprentice UK. GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK and he’s a “Maserati 100 innovator”. He has advised the UK government on tech startup policy and awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.