Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology. Jordan hosts many of TechCrunch's live events, including regional TC Pitch-Offs and the world-renowned TechCrunch Disrupt conference. She's also a co-host on the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM each week.

She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a writer at TechCrunch.

You can email her at jordan@techcrunch.com.

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  • ClassPass Acquires Competitor FitMob

    ClassPass Acquires Competitor FitMob

    If you were curious about potential consolidation in the fitness space (which I’m sure you were), look no further than this very article. ClassPass, the subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness classes, has acquired direct competitor FitMob for an undisclosed amount. ClassPass, a company that has raised more than $54 million in the past three years, is a subscription service… Read More

  • Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

    Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

    Anyone who has transitioned from blurry vision to the perfect pair of corrective lenses or glasses knows just what a blessing clear vision is. But going to get your vision tested can be time-consuming and annoying. And to make matters worse, optometrists spend about an hour per patient doing routine steps to collect information for a vision test when they could be helping patients with… Read More

  • Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Though Casper prides itself on making sure you catch some Zzz’s, Casper CEO Phillip Krim won’t be inducing any snoring come Disrupt NY in May. His company is company is targeting an industry that most consumers consider a night terror. Maybe we’ll even get him to do the interview lying in a Casper mattress. Anything could happen. It’s Disrupt! Casper is flipping over… Read More

  • Alphaworks Equity Crowd-Funding Platform Rebrands To Quire

    Alphaworks Equity Crowd-Funding Platform Rebrands To Quire

    Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform for startups and their communities, is today re-branding to Quire.com. CEO Erin Glenn said that the company was eager to get a .com domain and that ‘quire’ (a centuries old word that which means ‘folio’ or collection of single pages) was a perfect fit for what the platform represents. “The imagery of the word is that… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Another week, another episode of TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM, and this week is no different. We’ll be bringing on the illustrious Anthony Ha from TechCrunch as a co-host while John Biggs is away, as well as guest appearances by Bumble cofounder Whitney Wolfe and a surprise guest judge. Judge for what, you ask? I’m glad you brought it up. For the last half of every TechCrunch… Read More

  • Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices, an ecommerce-based activewear brand for men and women, has just raised $1.1 million in funding led by General Catalyst. The company is looking to take on Lululemon with a product line that expands beyond the usual black and neon super-sporty look to something that can be both casual and comfortable whether users are working out or lounging. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: HTC One M9

    The HTC One M9 isn’t all that different from its predecessor the M8 — it still has a premium though relatively thick design, but it upgrades in the camera department as well as in general processing speed. But does it stand out? Biggs feels that the One M9 isn’t suited for the current competitive landscape, given the recent release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge &mdash… Read More

  • Taplet Lets You Pull HD Photos From Any Video With A Single Tap

    Taplet Lets You Pull HD Photos From Any Video With A Single Tap

    The iPhone has offered the ability to take photos at the same time as you record video, but capturing photos from video that has already been captured isn’t quite so straightforward. Taplet aims to solve that. Read More

  • Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

    Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

    The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn’t in beta. Read More

  • The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    HowAboutWe, five years old and recently acquired by digital dating giant IAC, is relaunching its mobile app today with a bevy of new features and updated pricing. The most notable update comes in the form of Tonight, a feature that allows users to essentially order a date on-demand. With Tonight, users can opt-in for a date tonight, put in a specific time, and HowAboutWe will search through… Read More

  • Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area. Managed By Q is a platform built to help offices keep track of groceries, supplies, cleaning, repairs — all the things that take focus away from running… Read More

  • Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million. Alongside the funding announcement, Spring (created by David Tisch and his brother Alan Tisch in August 2014) is also launching an Android version of the app… Read More

  • The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School, an educational platform aimed at getting young kids and adults comfortable with programming, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from CRV and Matrix. The idea behind Flatiron School is that anyone, young or old, can learn to code over the course of 12 weeks, to the extent that they could go out and get… Read More

  • WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork is just about five years old, and in five years has grown to be one of the biggest real estate companies in the world, with a valuation north of $5 billion. Given the tremendous growth of the company, alongside WeWork’s ability to combine technology with physical space, made CEO Adam Neumann a perfect fit for the Disrupt NY Stage. We’re very pleased to announce that… Read More

  • Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and location-based social “check-in” app Swarm. The latest rumor we are hearing is giving… Read More

  • Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns’ total amount raised to $32 million. The company, which rounds up to the… Read More

  • Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder released an update today that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches within the app itself. Tinder now also supports common connections, letting users see the degree to which they’re separated from a person based on the social graph, as well as presenting all Facebook interests instead of just common… Read More

  • Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    This weekend, Vine debuted a channel dedicated entirely to Coachella, but did so in a very different way. Instead of opening it up to the masses of content about Coachella, they focused on a narrative created by two highly popular Vine users, Devon and Cody. With this playlist, which isn’t the first temporary “channel” the company has created but is the first dedicated to… Read More

  • Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Will Go Live At Disrupt NY In May

    Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Will Go Live At Disrupt NY In May

    Periscope and Meerkat have a lot in common. They’re both livestreaming platforms. They’re both integrated with Twitter in some fashion. They both launched in the past couple months. And last but certainly not least, they’ll both be making an appearance at Disrupt NY in May. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that Periscope cofounder Kayvon Beykpour will join us for… Read More

  • Applications Are Open For The Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    Applications Are Open For The Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    Close your eyes. (Don’t actually close your eyes because you have to read this, but just get in the mindset of having your eyes closed.) Now imagine yourself in a sort of glamorous shopping mall. The shopping mall is lined with various stores, all of which are filled with the latest technology from across the globe. Each store is attended not only by a helpful representative, but by… Read More

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