Monty Munford

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Monty Munford
Born (1961-06-04) 4 June 1961 (age 58)
Twickenham, England
OccupationTech Journalist
Known forTechnology

Monty Munford (born 4 June 1961) is an English-born tech journalist.[1]


Munford worked for several years as a motorbike dispatch-rider in London, before retraining as a journalist at the London College of Printing in 1998.[2]


From 2015-2019 Munford was a tech columnist for Forbes[3] in New York and The Telegraph[4] in London. He has also contributed to TechCrunch,[5] Mashable, Fast Company,[6] The Huffington Post, Wired.[7] MIT Technology Review,[8] The Independent,[9] The Inquirer, The Guardian,[10] The Observer, Financial Times,[11] and The Times of India.[12] He has a Google News-verified tech blog, Mob76 Outlook.[13]

He has interviewed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak,[14] John McAfee,[15] and Roger Ver.[16]

In August 2019, Munford reported that he had been defrauded of £25,000 in cryptocurrency, mainly Bitcoin and Ethereum, when his private keys were stolen from his Gmail account.[17]

Munford has also written and self-published The Dust Bowls of Maturity.[18]


In 2005 Munford joined mobile media games publisher and distributor Player X having previously worked for mobile game testing house Babel Media.[19] Munford left Player X to devote his time to connecting UK and Indian mobile content providers[20] working with in Paramount and FC Liverpool, as well as to pursue acting in Bollywood.[21]

In 2011, he returned to the UK and set up his own consultancy Mob76. Mob76 works with companies to help them raise money, raise their profile, connect with the right network and eventually exit via acquisition.[22]


Munford has acted in two Bollywood films: as a 1930s British officer for the Ashutosh Gowariker film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey,[citation needed] and as a Russian gangster in the Rohan Sippy film Dum Maro Dum.[23]


  1. ^ "Monty Munford – Technology Writer for the Economist, Wired & Telegraph". London Real TV. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Monty Munford - Technology Writer for The Economist, Wired & Telegraph". Silicone Real. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Monty Munford". Forbes. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  4. ^ Munford, Monty (19 December 2015). "This medical app is being used in Europe's refugee camps to help doctors". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Monty Munford". Tech Company. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ Munford, Monty (23 September 2016). "Can Armies Of Interns Close The Cybersecurity Skills Gap?". Fast Company. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Monty Munford". Wired. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Monty Munford". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Monty Munford". The Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. ^ "The mobile playground is now open". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  11. ^ Laws, Jeremy (27 October 2009). "Monty Munford Leaving Player X". Cabana Mobile. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Monty Munford". Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Mob76outlook". Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Steve Wozniak Went To Beirut And Wowed 8,000 People". Forbes. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Kidnapping, murder, guns and prostitutes - John McAfee at Malta BlockChain Summit". YouTube. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  16. ^ "The Ultimate Bitcoin Showdown: Roger Ver vs Tone Vays". YouTube. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  17. ^ Munford, Monty (16 August 2019). "'How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen'". BBC. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Mob76 Outlook - Words, wisdom and the occasional genius". Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Zed acquires Player X for mobile games, TV and video". Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  20. ^ "Monty Munford quits Player X". Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Monty Munford interview: from blogging to Bollywood and back again - Life | - Ireland's Technology News Service". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Monty Munford – Performance Marketing Awards 7th May 2013". Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  23. ^ "Dev Anand's and Rohan Sippy's Dum Maro Dum - Art & Entertainment". Retrieved 10 November 2015.

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