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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  • With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

    With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

    Many of you probably know CB Insights as the venture capital database that puts out reports about trends like the on-demand economy and compiles lists of unicorn startups. Today, the company is expanding far beyond the venture world with the launch of CB Insights For Sales, a product that puts its private and public company knowledge to work on the sales floor. CB Insights was launched… Read More

  • SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    It would appear that Amazon has plans to team up with SmartThings to power various home automation features with the Amazon Echo, the voice-powered personal assistant device. According to a Google web cache of the SmartThings blog, the Amazon Echo will soon be able to power any SmartThings-compatible devices in the home through a simple shout-out to Alexa. That includes non-SmartThings items… Read More

  • Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    In its quest to add a little fun through your (literal) journey through life, Swarm is launching version 3.0 of the app, bringing in a special new game that lets you compete with your friend network. In short, the Swarm leaderboard rewards users with coins for checking in at various places. Some check-ins might be worth only one coin, whereas others can be worth 10 or more, based on factors… Read More

  • Legendary Investor Yuri Milner Will Hit Up Disrupt SF In September

    Legendary Investor Yuri Milner Will Hit Up Disrupt SF In September

    A few short weeks ago, Yuri Milner announced to the world that he’d be investing $100 million to find extraterrestrial intelligent life. Today, TechCrunch has its own announcement: Yuri Milner will be joining us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in September. Milner is one of the biggest names in tech venture capital, founding DST Global after finding success as the CEO of… Read More

  • Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy, the search engine for all things gif, has today released a new app called Giphy Cam that lets users create their own gifs to send or share on social media. “Giphy has always wanted to solve the problem of finding gifs online and making it easy to share them anywhere, which is clear from our work with messenger apps and communications platforms,” said Julie Logan, Queen… Read More

  • Donde Fashion Is Bringing Smarter Search To The World Of Online Apparel

    Donde Fashion Is Bringing Smarter Search To The World Of Online Apparel

    Shopping online for clothes can be a real pain, especially when you’re searching for something very specific. Sure, most retailers have filters for tops, pants, dresses, etc., but most don’t get any more granular than that. Donde Fashion, a platform that currently offers items from more than 6,000 brands, is looking to change all that. Through the Donde Fashion app, users can… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: OnePlus 2

    In December of last year, a new, mysterious phone entered the oligarchy of the smartphone world. It was called the OnePlus One, and it made a hell of a splash as one of the more capable indie phones of the year. More recently, the same company has followed up with a sequel, aptly naming it the OnePlus 2. In terms of specs, the phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, dual-SIM, and a… Read More

  • WellPath Integrates With 23andMe, Fitbit To Customize Your Daily Supplements

    WellPath Integrates With 23andMe, Fitbit To Customize Your Daily Supplements

    These days, you can get a subscription box for just about anything. And today, that includes customized nutritional supplements. WellPath, a company that puts together customized packages of monthly nutritional supplements tailored to your specific body, has today announced integrations with 23andMe and Fitbit to get even more granular with the way that suggest products. Originally, WellPath… Read More

  • 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