Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer 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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  • Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, the Tel Aviv-based marketplace for listing and renting out creative event space, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by Carmel Ventures. A number of angel investors, including Shlomo Kramer, Sam Ben Avraham, and Eyal Shaked, also participated in the round, Alongside the funding announcement, Splacer is also going live with a beta product in New York… Read More

  • Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    TechCrunch Radio is going down tonight (just like it does every Tuesday) and… well, we need you. If you’re a startup looking to get publicity or build awareness, the TC Radio Pitch-Off is just the ticket. We offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply to be in the pitch-off and those selected are given 60 seconds exactly to pitch their product to the world (and a panel of… Read More

  • One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also participated in the round as a strategic investor. One Month launched back in August 2013 out of the Y… Read More

  • TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    Dear city of Seattle, This is a love letter. Because I love you. Wow. Seattle, you're more gorgeous then I remember. — Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook) June 25, 2015 Which is why I have come to this beautiful town, bringing with me TechCrunch writers Greg Kumparak and Frederic Lardinois, and a full-fledged Pitch-Off. We’ll be hitting Showbox SoDo at 6pm tonight, where ten… Read More

  • Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

    Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

    Fresh on the heels of the Apple Music launch, Google has just announced that Play Music will now offer a free, ad-supported version of the service to users who don’t want to pay $9.99/month. Play Music is Google’s music streaming service, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. However, unlike the┬ápaid version, the free version launched today… Read More

  • Sense360 Launches Out Of Stealth To Make Your Apps Smarter

    Sense360 Launches Out Of Stealth To Make Your Apps Smarter

    Sense360, the company that received $2.75 million in seed without ever telling us publicly what it is that they do, has just come out of stealth with the launch of their SDK. The idea behind Sense360 is actually quite simple, though execution of that plan is anything but. Essentially, Sense360 has found a way to combine all kinds of data from the sensors in a smartphone, paired with location… Read More

  • Swarm Brings Back Mayors

    Swarm Brings Back Mayors

    Mayorships. Enthusiastic users of the old foursquare likely feel a little pull at the heartstrings when they hear the word, given that the title was totally removed from both the new Foursquare and Swarm when the company split the app into two. But fret no longer, former mayors. Today, Swarm is updating the app to reinstate mayorships, as was promised earlier this summer. That means that users… Read More

  • TechCrunch Invades Austin Tomorrow

    TechCrunch Invades Austin Tomorrow

    Get ready, Austin. For the fourth year running (maybe more, it’s hard to keep count) we’re visiting one of our favorite cities in the world to check out the shining stars of Austin’s ‘stay-weird’ tech scene. Tomorrow evening at the Palm Door on Sixth, we’ll be holding our world-renowned TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where some amazing companies will get exactly… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    The E3 gaming conference was last week. We didn’t actually go, but we watched from afar and soaked up all the latest that the gaming world has to offer. John’s in Poland, but Greg, Matt and Darrell were all thrilled to chat up the new Oculus controllers, the latest games, and the future of VR gaming. I was thrilled to get work done while they chatted. This week’s episode… Read More

  • Announcing The Companies Presenting In The Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs

    Announcing The Companies Presenting In The Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs

    Next week, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is coming to Austin and Seattle, and we have some amazing companies prepping to hop on stage and show their stuff. If you don’t know about the Pitch-Offs, here’s a quick run-down: Around ten startups from the area will have exactly sixty seconds to present their products on stage to a live audience and a panel of expert VC judges and… Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Hitting Austin And Seattle Next Week

    TechCrunch Is Hitting Austin And Seattle Next Week

    The time is now. Well, technically the time is next week, but it is getting really close to game time. TechCrunch is bringing its world-renowned TC Meetup + Pitch-Off to Austin on June 23 and Seattle on June 25, and we want to see you there! We’ll be joined by some amazing judges for the Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have the opportunity to pitch their products in 60 seconds… Read More

  • Managed By Q Sweeps Up $15M Led By RRE Ventures, Expands To San Francisco

    Managed By Q Sweeps Up $15M Led By RRE Ventures, Expands To San Francisco

    Managed By Q, the startup that handles all the cleaning, maintenance and re-stocking of your office, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series A funding round led by RRE Ventures. Greycroft Partners, Homebrew, Sherpa Ventures, SV Angel and Steadfast Financial also participated in the round, alongside Gary Vaynerchuk, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, Semil Shah, Jessica… Read More

  • Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

    Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

    It would appear that the California Labor Commission has ruled that at least one Uber driver is an employee. As it stands now, Uber employs its drivers as third-party contractors, operating as a logistics company that provides access to customer demand and directions, transactions, etc. for the drivers. Uber has argued repeatedly in various courts that it is not a transportation or taxi… Read More

  • Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Explains Snapchat In A Dimly Lit Room

    Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Explains Snapchat In A Dimly Lit Room

    Inexplicably, Snapchat has posted a video to its official YouTube page in which CEO and cofounder Evan Spiegel describes how the app works – four years after it was founded. In it, he uses a sketchpad, a Sharpie and some secret knowledge to explain why younger demographics of users love Snapchat and to explain why the app has one of the more confusing design schemes in existence. He… Read More

  • Report: Amazon Is Building An App To Let Normal People Deliver Packages For Pay

    Report: Amazon Is Building An App To Let Normal People Deliver Packages For Pay

    Amazon is apparently enlisting everyday humans in its network of endless online shopping delivery. The WSJ reports that the ecommerce giant is working on an app internally that would allow the average consumer to make a little cash by picking up Amazon packages at various retail locations and dropping them off at their final destination. WSJ’s sources did not have a timeline for the… Read More

  • Sketchfab, The Platform For 3D Files, Lands $7M Series A Led By FirstMark

    Sketchfab, The Platform For 3D Files, Lands $7M Series A Led By FirstMark

    Sketchfab, the online platform for 3D file sharing, has today announced the close of a $7 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital. Existing investors TechStars, Balderton, Partech and Borealis also participated in the Series A round. At its core, Sketchfab is a marketplace for 3D files, whether it lies in creating web-sharable 3D files, browsing them, searching specifically, or… Read More

  • Announcing The Judges for The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    Announcing The Judges for The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle next week, and we’re bringing the world-renowned TechCrunch Pitch-Off with us. But what is a pitch-off without expert judges to weigh in on the cities’ most talented startups? We’re pleased to announce that in Austin on June 23 we’ll be joined by Josh Baer of Capital Factory and Bumble CEO and cofounder Whitney Wolfe. In Seattle… Read More

  • Gracious Eloise Opens Up API To Digitize Anyone’s Handwriting

    Gracious Eloise Opens Up API To Digitize Anyone’s Handwriting

    Our handwriting, though slowly disappearing from existence, is one of the more unique things about us. But anyone who has ever sat down to write more than a dozen “thank you” notes knows how time-consuming it can be to hand-write everything. That’s where Gracious Eloise comes in. The company has developed an algorithm that digitizes anyone’s handwriting, letting… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Ridiculous Recap Of WWDC

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Ridiculous Recap Of WWDC

    Apple just announced brand new operating systems across all of its devices, from Macs to smartphones and tablets to the Apple Watch. Oh, and let’s not forget Apple Music. Darrell, unfortunately, was busy actually attending the rest of WWDC at the time we recorded this podcast. And I’m going to be honest with you guys, this is a rough podcast. But have fun with us as we groggily… Read More

  • Silvercar Airport Rental Service Hits Chicago

    Silvercar Airport Rental Service Hits Chicago

    Car rental, at least at the airport, hasn’t really changed in a long time. Texas-based Silvercar is looking to change all that. The company just launched in Chicago, and to date has grown from two airports in Texas to nearly 10 in the past two years. The service uses a fleet of their own Audi A4 vehicles and an application platform to make sure that you always have a ride. See… Read More

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