Mike Butcher

Editor-at-Large @ TechCrunch

Mike Butcher MBE needs no introduction, as one of the most well known and influential journalists within the technology industry. Aside from becoming appointed a member of the British Empire (by the Queen of England!) for his role supporting tech startup policy, he is ranked within the top 100 most connected men by GQ magazine. He is recognised as the most influential journalist by in European technology by Wired, The Daily Telegraph, and others.

Mike is most well known for his long standing position at Techcrunch where is is now Editor at Large, coveringly mostly European startup news on what has become one of the largest media publications for the tech industry in the world.

Mike co-founded the Europas Awards for European startups, the not for profit organisation TechVets, and one of the earliest startup co-working hubs in the london “silicon milk roundabout” in shoreditch, Techhub.

Mike, will be returning back to UPPSTART this year by popular request (lets face it, no tech conference is complete without Mike Butcher!), and will be moderating in his normal informed and entertaining style.

Video Teaser

Sessions with Mike Butcher

3rd Dec 2021

11:10 - 20:20 (CET)

550 mins

After Event

3rd Dec 2021

14:20 - 14:50 (CET)

30 mins


How to Get Journalists To Actually Publish Your News!

Discover all the best ways to get your news in front of the world’s best journalists and published for their audiences!

3rd Dec 2021

16:05 - 16:35 (CET)

30 mins


How Far Are We From A Hyperreal Metaverse (And What The Heck Is It!)

Mike Butcher (Editor at Large @ Techcrunch) interviews the founder of Metaphysics.ai (who famously created the Tom Cruise Deep Fake) and Ilya Gelfenbeyn of Inworld AI, talking about the future of the metaverse and how close we are to "hyper-reality".


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