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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  • Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds

    Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds

    Thanks to the JOBS Act, the world of equity crowdfunding is blowing wide open. FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform, is announcing a new program that automates the process for entrepreneurs, making it entirely free to raise or invest in a seed round. Read More

  • Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    We can all agree that email is the worst thing that’s ever happened to any of us. Sure, it made the postal service obsolete and it speeds up the rate of textual transmission by a factor of 200,000 or so, but that doesn’t mean that most of us aren’t drowning in promotions and newsletters. But there is hope. Friends: Giphy, the GIF search-and-share service we all know and love… Read More

  • Withings Activite | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Withings Activité

    With the Apple Watch dominating the news cycle, it’s easy to forget about the smart(ish) watches that have come before it. But while intelligent time pieces will come and go, I’m still deeply attached to my Withings Activité. The Activité is perhaps the only attractive smart watch. Apple Watch fans will blast me in the comments, but I maintain my stance: the Activité is a… Read More

  • Live From TechCrunch Disrupt NY Day 3!

    We are entering the home stretch of TechCrunch Disrupt NY, and we couldn’t have a better lineup to close out the show. We’ll be joined by ClassPass’s Payal Kadakia, Bob Bowman from MLB Advanced Media, and Alexis Ohanian from Reddit and Y Combinator, among many more. And then we head into the madness of the Disrupt Battlefield finals, where seven companies are vying for… Read More

  • Vive Aims To Make Everyday A Great Hair Day

    Vive Aims To Make Everyday A Great Hair Day

    Getting a blowout is standard operating procedure for many folks out there; yet the process of booking those appointments (not to mention the high cost of weekly blowouts) makes the experience relatively painful. But Vive, a company launching onstage today at Disrupt NY, is looking to simplify the blowout booking process. With a model almost identical to ClassPass, Vive lets users pay… Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Disrupt Day 2 Live Right Here!

    Interested in hearing from a potential candidate for the presidency? Wondering about Tinder’s next moves? Curious about the future of Foursquare or the challenges facing Lyft? Then today is the day for you. Read More

  • Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and… Read More

  • Sensay Lets You Text Strangers For Help With Pretty Much Anything

    Sensay Lets You Text Strangers For Help With Pretty Much Anything

    How much do you value the advice of a stranger? Sensay is betting that you care quite a bit about the opinion of a rando. The service lets users text a specific phone number with a question (like “what’s the best pizza in Brooklyn” or “where can I get a haircut in Santa Fe”), after which that user is instantly connected to a stranger who might have an answer. Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Disrupt NY Day 1 Live Right Here!

    Watch TechCrunch Disrupt NY Day 1 Live Right Here!

    Disrupt is officially underway. After an ultra-successful hackathon this weekend, we’re ready to get the show started and, eventually, kick off the Disrupt Battlefield this afternoon. There is a lot in store for us today, including a chat with Fred Wilson and Ron Conway, a heart-to-heart with Postmates’ Bastian Lehmann, as well as an appearance by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. And… Read More

  • Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    There are a number of apps out there that are made to help you split a bill at a restaurant, but even super ubiquitous ones like Venmo don’t offer a truly seamless experience. At today’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, Venmo software engineer and developer evangelist Cassidy Williams built an app that makes splitting the bill as easy as taking a picture. Read More

  • NeonMob Is A Platform For Creating, Trading, And Collecting Digital Art

    NeonMob Is A Platform For Creating, Trading, And Collecting Digital Art

    Digital art is gaining popularity, with companies like Curioos dedicating entire marketplaces to the medium, but the idea of scarcity when it comes to the Internet is relatively new. NeonMob is looking to change the way we think about that with a platform dedicated to digital art collectibles. The company offers tools to creators so they can build out a collection of art — perhaps… Read More

  • Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

    Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

    The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning. Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to change all that. Read More

  • Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

    Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

    Nearly eight months after launching a platform to connect college students with local job opportunities, Campus Job has raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Box Group, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and others. Read More

  • GreenRush Wants To Be The GrubHub, Not The Uber, Of Pot Delivery

    GreenRush Wants To Be The GrubHub, Not The Uber, Of Pot Delivery

    The pot delivery space is heating up: Canary and Dave have combined forces in Seattle and Eaze just raised $10 million to deliver Mary Jane to San Francisco. But very few pot delivery startups focus on the actual product. GreenRush focuses on dispensaries and their products, giving those vendors the opportunity to list their own inventory. It offers an online portal for both new and… Read More

  • Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

    Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

    Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot program. Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29, the 10-year-old media site that caters to the young female reader, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series D financing, led by Scripps Networks Interactive and WPP. Co-founders and co-CEOs Justin Stefano and Philippe Von Borries said that Refinery29 exceeded its own expectations last year in terms of profitability, but knew that there were a few areas that could use… Read More

  • Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year. Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, meaning that Apple Mac sales declined by 17 percent quarterly. Read More

  • 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