Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. He has been named one of the most influential people in tech by The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers. British GQ magazine has named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines and been named one of top 100 most influential people in European technology by Wired UK for 5 years running. He has spoken at the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit, DLD and the World Economic Forum, where he is a ‘Media Leader’. Mike is a regular broadcaster, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4 and Bloomberg. He has also advised the UK Prime Minister and the Mayor of London on tech startup policy. He is the co-founder of TechHub.com (which creates spaces globally for tech entrepreneurs); Coadec.com (which lobbies for UK startups); The Pathfounder event series; The Europas the annual European Tech Startup Conference & Awards; and the non-profits, Techfugees.com, a community of refugee-focused tech innovators, and most recently TechVets, aimed at helping UK military veterans into cyber-security. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.