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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  • Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated, the NY-based company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes at your door each week, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series B round. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Formation 8 participated in the financing. Plated launched back in 2012 with a simple vision: reduce waste by delivering perfectly portioned meals (in the form of ingredients and… Read More

  • Blue Apron [Cooking Reference Here] An iOS App

    Blue Apron [Cooking Reference Here] An iOS App

    For the first time in the three years of its existence, NY-based Blue Apron is releasing a mobile app for iOS. The new app gives Blue Apron members the ability to make changes to their recipe selections and deliveries, and share their finished meals. But most importantly, the app will give users a full-blown cooking companion, complete with video tutorials, tips and tricks, and suggested… Read More

  • Expa-Backed Drip Gives Artists A Membership Layer For Their Most Engaged Fans

    Expa-Backed Drip Gives Artists A Membership Layer For Their Most Engaged Fans

    At a time where the conversation around artist compensation is truly heating up (and being led by T-Swift herself), Expa startup studio has announced it is backing Drip, a platform that lets artists create a paid subscription membership layer to push out special content for their most engaged fans. Drip was started by Sam Valenti IV and Miguel Senquiz of indie label Ghostly… Read More

  • Omaze, The Democratized Fundraising Platform, Picks Up $9 Million In Series A

    Omaze, The Democratized Fundraising Platform, Picks Up $9 Million In Series A

    Omaze, the charity platform that democratizes traditionally pricey prizes so that everyone can participate, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series A led by FirstMark Capital. A number of Omaze’s early seed and angel investors also participated in the round, including Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Vayner/RSE, Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Dave… Read More

  • HopSkipDrive, The Uber For Kids, Picks Up $3.9 Million In Seed Funding

    HopSkipDrive, The Uber For Kids, Picks Up $3.9 Million In Seed Funding

    Unless you’re Jaqueline Voorheese from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, chances are you’re not letting Uber drivers shuttle around your kids to and from school, practice, classes, etc. But that doesn’t mean there’s no need for a little transportation-based help with the little ones. HopSkipDrive, a startup that just received $3.9 million in seed funding, is looking to hook… Read More

  • InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel

    InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel

    InVision, the prototyping tool that boasts clients like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb, has today announced the close of a $45 million Series C round of funding. The round was led by Accel, alongside participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global Management. InVision launched in 2011 with a relatively bare-bones prototyping tool. Designers could upload their work to… Read More

  • Eden, The In-Home Tech Help Service, Picks Up $1.3 Million

    Eden, The In-Home Tech Help Service, Picks Up $1.3 Million

    Eden, the YC-backed startup that offers on-demand tech help service direct to your home, has today announced the raise of $1.3 million in seed funding. Investors include Canvas Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Maven Ventures, Y Combinator, Dylan Smith from Box, and James Beshara from Tilt (with his first angel investment). The premise behind Eden is relatively simple. Users with… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Hitting NYC And It’s Going To Be Awesome!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Hitting NYC And It’s Going To Be Awesome!

    As a proud member of the NYC tech community, I’m truly thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing our world-renowned TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off to the best damn city in the world on August 18. This won’t be our first meetup in NYC — we held one all the way back in 2012, before we had figured out the whole pitch-off bit, and again in March of 2014 — but I… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Amazon Echo

    Upon first hearing about the Amazon Echo, a device that sits in the home and receives voice-powered commands, I wasn’t even remotely convinced that this could be a good idea. For one, the idea of Amazon listening to every word I say was disconcerting, and voice-powered computational tools (such as Siri and Google Now) have yet to really impress me. But in practice, the Amazon Echo is one… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Micro:bit, And Google Glass

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Micro:bit, And Google Glass

    GoPro just announced its newest camera, the GoPro Hero4 Session, and Romain thinks that the company should maybe merge with Red Bull. The BBC is teaching children how to code via the Micro:bit, and Google Glass is apparently still a thing (that we’re talking about, at the very least). This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you by John Biggs, Romain Dillet and… Read More

  • Apple Is Building A New Store In Hong Kong

    Apple Is Building A New Store In Hong Kong

    As part of a huge push to own the Chinese market, Apple is opening up a new store in Hong Kong. It will be located on Canton Road, which is known for shopping, on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. The company has yet to announce an opening date, but work is already underway behind the barricade pictured above. Apple currently has 19 stores in China, and the Hong Kong location will be its 20th… Read More

  • Vine Promotes Its Top Stars With New Suggested User List

    Vine Promotes Its Top Stars With New Suggested User List

    When people find a social media creator they love, they’ll keep coming back to whatever app hosts their content. Vine, the six-second looping video app owned by Twitter, has today announced an update that will let users find more of its most popular creators to follow. Previously, users could hook in their Twitter and Address Book to find their friends on the app. But with the new… Read More

  • Slack Adds Emoji Reactions 👍💥✨

    Slack Adds Emoji Reactions 👍💥✨

    Slack’s new Emoji Reactions are my favorite thing on the internet, at least for today. I have long pined for something more than a mere “like.” When someone shares that there has been a loss in the family, an illness has befallen them, or simply wants feedback on a life decision, sometimes “like” just doesn’t get the job done. At least not with specificity… Read More

  • Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push

    Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push

    AOL, recently acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, appears to be wasting little time in continuing to build out its advertising business. Sources tell TechCrunch that the company has been in the process of buying mobile ad network Millennial Media. AOL started “kicking the tires” on Millennial weeks ago, one source says, but things were slowed down by AOL itself getting… Read More

  • Lola, Offering Safer Tampons As A Subscription, Picks Up $1.2 Million In Seed Funding

    Lola, Offering Safer Tampons As A Subscription, Picks Up $1.2 Million In Seed Funding

    There is now a subscription service for just about anything, and feminine hygiene products are no exception. There is HelloFlo, Le Parcel, Juniper and the list goes on and on. But scheduled deliveries does not a great service make. Lola, a new startup that just picked up $1.2 million in seed funding, is looking to differentiate not through merely scheduling deliveries, but by enhancing the… Read More

  • Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue check mark by their name. From the Tinder blog: Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles. Now when notable public figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your… Read More

  • Harry’s Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money

    Harry’s Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money

    Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer mens’ razor company, has just announced the close of a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. A source confirmed with TechCrunch that the company is valued at $750 million after money. The Harry’s business might seem simple on the surface. The company sells razors over the internet, both on a one-off basis and as… Read More

  • Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

    Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

    Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17 million Series B funding round, led by The Chernin Group, Wildcat Capital Management and Acequia Capital. Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music Group and WME also participated in the round. Doppler Labs was first founded by Noah Kraft and… 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

    The best part of every TechCrunch Radio show (and trust me, there are tons of good parts) is the TC Radio Pitch-Off. For the last half-hour of each show, John Biggs and I bring on five of the coolest new startups we can find to pitch their product live on the radio. They each have exactly sixty seconds to share their story, at which point they’ll answer a few questions from a panel… Read More

  • Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram seems to be planning to upgrade photos to 1080 px, according to source code from the Instagram website, first uncovered by the Verge. As it stands now, Instagram photos live in 640×640 resolution, but on the heels of the revamped Instagram.com website, it appears that the photo-sharing service is now uploading pictures in full HD resolution. That said, Instagram isn’t… Read More