All posts by Matt Burns

Looking for a few smart investors who want a free Disrupt ticket; must like meeting equally smart founders

 TechCrunch Disrupt has always been a fruitful meeting ground for founders and investors, and every year TechCrunch makes it easier for the right folks to connect. A year ago we launched our CrunchMatch program and this year it helped facilitate 450 curated meetings in May at Disrupt NY. And then there’s ‘featured pavilions’ in Startup Alley, where selected startups the… Read More

TC Sessions: Robotics to feature talks from Rod Brooks, DARPA and MIT CSAIL

 The agenda for TC Sessions: Robotics just keeps getting more irresistible. We are happy to announce that Rod Brooks, co-founder of Rethink Robotics and iRobot, will join us on stage at TechCrunch’s first ever robotics show, July 17 at MIT’s Kresge auditorium. Brooks is a former director of MIT’s CSAIL program as well as an author and prognosticator on the future of robots.… Read More

Meet the 4 projects competing at TC Sessions: Robotics’ pitch-off

 TechCrunch is pleased today to announce the companies and judges participating in the pitch-off at TC Sessions: Robotics. This is going to be great. New life is important. And while TC Sessions: Robotics features the best engineers and companies in the robotics field, we’re excited to host a small pitch-off that will pit four budding companies against each other in a bid to exhibit… Read More

More robots! Announcing three demos for TC Sessions: Robotics at MIT on July 17

 There are so many great robotics projects underway that it’s hard to pick the best to appear at TC Sessions: Robotics, which is coming to MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on July 17. The agenda is full with lots of robots accompanying their creators on panel sessions and 1:1s. But that’s not enough. There event will also feature three straight-up demos, and today we’re pleased… Read More

Hear from top robotics educators at TC Sessions: Robotics

 TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics will feature the industry’s best roboticists, technologists and investors. But what about the next generation? We’ve enlisted the help of three amazing educators at the forefront of STEM education who will lay out their curricula in a special workshop. We’re excited to have David Barrett, a professor of mechanical engineering at Olin College,… Read More

Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

 The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making the process as easy as possible. Clearly someone on the Apple TV team shares Doug’s late night Wheel of Fortune viewing habit. This function makes sense. Sometimes you want to watch Veep but your partner cannot stand Jonah. Pop on the show, select your AirPods… Read More

Optoma announces a 4k projector for $1,999

 4k projectors are finally becoming affordable. Optoma today announced the pricing for its first line of 4k projectors. The UHD60 is $1,999 and the UHD65 is $2,499, making these two models the least expensive 4k projectors available. You can send thank you notes to Texas Instruments. Optoma unveiled this line of 4k projectors earlier this year at CES. These projectors use a new 4k UHD DLP chip… Read More

Seattle Meetup pitch-off applications extended to June 7th!

 Seattle is heating up for TechCrunch. We are coming back to the Emerald City to drink some coffee, meet some startups and host a pitch-off and meetup event. We’ve extended applications to June 7th so all you busy startup founders have the chance to apply to the pitch-off. How does it work? Selected startups will pitch for 60 seconds on the TechCrunch Meetup stage at the Showbox SoDo… Read More

We’re looking for robotics companies to pitch and demo at TechCrunch Sessions Robotics

 Have a robotic startup or project? We want you on stage at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics this July 17 at MIT. We’re looking for students to demo and early stage startups to pitch. If selected, both will get free tickets and exhibit space at the event. Use this form to apply. This opportunity will put participants in front of the companies, founders and engineers driving the robotics… Read More