‘Editor At Large’ of TechCrunch and co-founder of ThePathfounder magazine, Mike Butcher MBE is one of the most influential journalists in European technology, as named by Wired and The Daily Telegraph. A brilliant addition to events as either a speaker, presenter, facilitator, panellist or compare/MC, Mike will bring his expert technological knowledge along with his entertaining humour to provide a world-class event for all to enjoy.
The long-time writer, broadcaster and editor has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman, as well as being the former editor of New Media Age magazine. Since 1996 he has launched or re-launched numerous media web sites and co-founded a number of organisations such as the TechHub, a project that merges a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups.
An incredibly experienced individual, Mike co-founded The Europas Awards for European startups, the non-profits TechVets and Techfugees, and 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.
An award winning journalist and tech expert, Mike was named one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK by GQ Magazine and has been titled a “Maserati 100 innovator”. He was also nominated in 2000 as NetMedia‘s European Internet Journalist of the Year.
Due to his vast experience, knowledge and contacts, Mike has advised the UK government on tech startup policy and thus was awarded an MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
As a result of his expansive knowledge in technology and the knowledge he has gained through journalism, Mike is often asked to speak at various corporate events and conferences. His presentations are delivered with wit that immediately engages his audience from the offset of his talk.
Discussing topics such as tech entrepreneurship, importance of innovation and the future of technology, Mike includes his experiences interviewing some of the world’s top business leaders. Mike can also be hired as an event panellist or interviewer, facilitator, event presenter or compare.