Who is Monty Munford?

Age, Nationality, and place of birth

Monty Munford is a British national. He was born on the 4th of June 1961 in Twickenham, England. As such, he is currently 59 years old.

Munford’s Early Career 

Even though Monty Munford is primarily known as a tech journalist, little is known about his early career before he joined journalism. Before journalism, Munford was a dispatch motorcycle rider based in London. He later changed jobs and shifted to journalism by partaking in a journalism course at the London College of Printing in 1998. 

Munford in Business

Munford’s interest in business can be traced to his documented involvement in the mobile gaming business space. Working with Babel Media exposed Munford to technology and business from the perspective of providing outsourced services to businesses. Primarily, Babel Media focused on outsourcing services to companies in the gaming and interactive entertainment spectrum. Munford’s interest in the business side of outsourced services can be evidenced by his short stay at Player X - a publisher and distributor of mobile media games - before devoting his time to linking mobile content creators in India and the UK.

Later on, in 2011, Munford founded his consultancy business, Mob76. Mob76 works on the same business ideology of outsourcing expertise and investors for businesses seeking higher publicity and investment. On that account, Mob76 is set up to make client businesses well-known, heavily invested, and later, exit the business spectrum through acquisition. Munford relies on his varied and expansive network, slowly built up during his career in the last 20 years or so to make his client’s businesses visible and worthy of acquisition. 

Munford has also expanded the Mob76 business to encompass his interests in journalism as a business. Mob76 Outlook is Munford’s journalistic arm that creates content about technology and the creative industry. In Mob76 Outlook, Mumford works with a team of 15 writers and freelance bloggers who help with the creation of information, satire, and daily exclusive news. Mumford’s Mob76 Outlook has enjoyed success. Based on Brandwatch, a company that monitors social media, Mob76 is ranked 54th among the most prominent logs in the UK with over 105,000 unique blog readers every month. 

Munford as a Writer

Munford is a successful technology journalist. Every week, Munford is a Forbes, New York columnist, and every month, he writes a column on BBC, London. What’s more, Munford has also written and contributed to many technology write-ups in publications such as the MIT Tech Review, The Economist, TechCrunch, Wired UK, The Memo, and Mashable. Other publications that have featured Munford’s work include Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The Independent, The Inquirer, Financial Times, his Mob76 Outlook, and many more. Apart from writing for publications, self-published and authored “The Dust Bowls of Maturity.”

Munford the Public Speaker

Monty Munford holds regular public talks. He features in different global events and on BBC World Service. The main topics Munford enjoys tackling revolve around mobile technology, digital spaces, and Africa. 

Munford as a panelist, interviewer, and moderator

Munford’s career as a successful panelist and interviewer skyrocketed in Beirut in November 2016, when he had a candid 1-hour interview with Steve Wozniak with an audience of 8,000 people. Moreover,  Munford has been a panelist and emcee in different cities such as Austin, Lagos, Moscow, Dublin, San Francisco, Dubai, and others. Some global events that have had Munford as an emcee, moderator, interviewer, or panelist include Mobile Web Africa, The Europas, The SXSW, Slush, BDL Accelerate, Startup Village, and STEP.  

Munford’s defrauded cryptocurrency. 

Munford has also invested in cryptocurrency, majorly Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, in August 2019, he reportedly got defrauded of cryptocurrency worth £25,000. The theft happened after he lost his private keys through his Gmail account. 

Munford in Bollywood

Munford has also tried his hand in Bollywood acting. He successfully featured in the film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey as a British officer in the 1930s. Also, Munford acted in another movie,  Dum Maro Dum, as a Russian gang member.