TechCrunch Europe is edited by Mike Butcher (FRSA). A long time journalist, Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. Most recently he was a judge on BBC TV show The Apprentice. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine. Since 1996 he has launched or re-launched numerous media web sites. In 2011 he was named as one of London’s 100 ‘Secret Power Brokers’. He’s ranked as in the top five of the UK’s 100 most influential journalists online and was the first UK journalist to find the man who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden. He has spoken at the prestigious Monaco Media Forum and Le Web, among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 and Bloomberg.