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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  • Confide, The Self-Destructing Messenger, Goes Live On Desktop

    Confide, The Self-Destructing Messenger, Goes Live On Desktop

    Confide, the app that lets you send self-destructing messages, is now transitioning to the desktop. Confide launched 18 months ago as a mobile app on iOS and Android, offering users the chance to send messages to each other that are only readable a few words at a time. When the user tapped on certain words in the message, they would appear and disappear again as the user’s finger… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow And You’re Coming And That’s Final!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow And You’re Coming And That’s Final!

    We’re a day away, people. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in NYC is going down in almost exactly 24 hours, and it simply wouldn’t be complete without you. Ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their products to a panel of expert judges, including Foursquare product manager J Crowley and Greycroft partner Alan Patricof, among others. At the end of each pitch… Read More

  • Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

    Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

    Bringing down the cost of luxury goods through direct-to-consumer sales isn’t a new trend. We’ve seen companies like Warby Parker, Casper and more succeed in the space. But today, a new company is coming out of stealth to bring the D2C value proposition to the world of luggage. Away, founded by Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, is looking to bring a high-end portfolio of luggage… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    We’re so close! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is in three days and time is running out to buy tickets. What is the TC Pitch-off, you ask? Ten pre-selected companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their products to a panel of expert judges. Judges include Greycroft’s Alan Patricof, Foursquare’s J Crowley, FirstMark’s Amish Jani, Quire’s Erin… Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM This Tuesday!

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM This Tuesday!

    It’s clear, based on the fact that you’re reading this article, that you enjoy visually consuming TechCrunch content. But what if I told you that you could listen to TC on the radio? I’m sure it seems like something out of a dream, but TechCrunch Radio is real and the show airs every Tuesday at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. Even better, TC Radio is home to the TC Radio Pitch-off, where… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung, 3D Printing, And The Coolest Cooler

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung, 3D Printing, And The Coolest Cooler

    Samsung unveiled new phones and Samsung Pay this week, causing a bit of buzz in the world of mobile. Because we simply can’t resist it, we discussed the latest in 3D printing, while the Coolest Cooler has become the second-most funded project on Kickstarter. We discuss all of this, and our future romantic relationships with robots, on the latest episode of the TC Gadgets… Read More

  • Introducing The Startups Presenting At The NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off

    Introducing The Startups Presenting At The NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off

    If you’re a frequent flyer over here in TechCrunch airspace, then you know that there is an upcoming Meetup + Pitch-off going down in NYC in but four short days. Ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges and a ready-and-waiting audience in a fight to win the opportunity to attend TC Disrupt SF in September. We’ve been holding… Read More

  • Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad Back In As CEO

    Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad Back In As CEO

    Last night it was revealed that Sean Rad, cofounder and President of Tinder, would return to the CEO position he once held and, in March, handed over to Ebay exec Chris Payne. In a press release, one of Tinder’s board directors and Benchmark partner Matt Cohler explained that “there was a mutual agreement here that it was not the right long-term fit,” speaking about… Read More

  • Simply Framed, The Online Custom Frame Shop, Expands Collection

    Simply Framed, The Online Custom Frame Shop, Expands Collection

    Simply Framed, the online shop that helps you get any artwork custom framed, is today announcing a host of new features to simplify the process. The company launched back in 2014 in collaboration with an established framing shop based in Miami to offer affordable custom framing to anyone with internet access and the ability to ship packages through the mail. With the updated version of the… Read More

  • Who What Wear Closes $8 Million Series B From Amazon, Others

    Who What Wear Closes $8 Million Series B From Amazon, Others

    Who What Wear, the shoppable fashion site with 3.8 million uniques, has today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round with participation from Amazon and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Existing investors, such as Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Advancit Capital, Mesa Ventures, and Double M Partners, also participated in the round. Who What Wear was started in 2006 by… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is Going Down In Six Days

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is Going Down In Six Days

    Dear readers, I’m writing to inform you that the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is in less than a week, and tickets are selling out fast. I don’t want you to miss out. You don’t want you to miss out. So let’s not tarry. The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is a very special event, hosted by yours truly, that gives 10 new startups from the New York ecosystem an opportunity to… Read More

  • PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok, the API provider for the healthcare industry, has today announced the close of a $34 million Series B. The company, launched back in 2011, provides software framework for things like payment processing, eligibility checks from insurance companies, referrals, claims submissions, online scheduling, patient identity management and provider search. In other words, any mobile or web… Read More

  • Cover Restaurant Payments App Unveils Cover 2.0, With Revamped Discovery

    Cover Restaurant Payments App Unveils Cover 2.0, With Revamped Discovery

    Cover, the app that helps you find a restaurant, order food, and ultimately split the bill among friends, has today announced a huge redesign to the app. Over the past couple of years, Cover has focused almost entirely on the in-restaurant experience, whether it be through Apple Pay integration or the ability to split the bill via SMS with folks who don’t even have the app. But… Read More

  • InboxVudu, The AI-Based Email Prioritizer, Launches An App For iOS And Apple Watch

    InboxVudu, The AI-Based Email Prioritizer, Launches An App For iOS And Apple Watch

    InboxVudu, the system that helps you prioritize important emails, is today launching an iOS app and an Apple Watch app. The service uses machine learning to recognize phrases and sentences that may indicate an important email, and packages those priority messages into a little digest for you. InboxVudu also puts task-based requests into a task list for you, and sends instant alerts for the… Read More

  • YC-Backed Bizzy Helps Brands Send Fewer Emails With Better Conversion

    YC-Backed Bizzy Helps Brands Send Fewer Emails With Better Conversion

    There’s nothing worse than a clogged inbox, and though it might not appear so, ecommerce brands don’t want to be the object of your resentment from over-emailing. Bizzy, a YC-backed startup, aims to help ecommerce brands make more of an impact in fewer emails. The company uses an algorithm that looks at how often a customer purchases products to determine if/when they should receive… Read More

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

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

    Tuesdays are special. Besides the fact that my favorite bar has $1 oysters that night, TechCrunch Radio also airs every Tuesday evening at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news for the first half hour and then we dive right into the TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Five companies have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products to a special guest judge, John Biggs… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HTC, OnePlus, Drifter, And Robot Sex

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HTC, OnePlus, Drifter, And Robot Sex

    It’s earnings season, and HTC is having a rough few years quarter. Meanwhile, OnePlus released the OnePlus 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 seems to have leaked all over the place. Plus, the Drifter waterproof speaker (with its own operating system) is now available for pre-order. We discuss all of this, and our future romantic relationships with robots, on the latest episode of the… Read More

  • Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Smartphone Behind

    Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Smartphone Behind

    While a waterproof, buoyant speaker seems like a viable option for boaters, fishers, and generally wet sport enthusiasts, most of them are powered by Bluetooth, meaning that a very delicate and usually non-waterproof smartphone needs to be within close proximity. But the folks at Freedom Audio (formerly FreshETech) don’t believe that should be the case, and so they built the Drifter. Read More

  • The TechCrunch NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Nigh!

    The TechCrunch NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Nigh!

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is kicking off in less than two weeks, and you know better than most that a party isn’t really a party unless you’re there. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is a very special event, one I favor over most everything else we do at TC, where folks from the local tech scene can come together and… Read More

  • Clutter On-Demand Storage Service Expands To Bay Area, Raises $1.3 Million

    Clutter On-Demand Storage Service Expands To Bay Area, Raises $1.3 Million

    Clutter, the on-demand storage service based out of Los Angeles, has today announced that it has expanded its offering to cover all of the San Francisco Bay Area. The company also announced that it has raised an additional $1.3 million in funding, bringing total funding to $3.3 million. The idea behind Clutter is simple. Through a website, users can put in an order to have anything stored… Read More