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

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

    There are a few ways to get a chance to pitch your startup to TC editors, investors, and a breath-caught audience all at the same time. You could apply to be in the Startup Battlefield at the world-famous TC Disrupt conference, held three times a year. You could apply to be in one of our regional TC pitch-offs (check out our upcoming Pitch-Offs in Atlanta and Boston on February 24 and February… Read More

  • Snapchat Selfie At Scene Of Alleged Crime Is Key Evidence In Murder Case

    Snapchat Selfie At Scene Of Alleged Crime Is Key Evidence In Murder Case

    A teenager from Jeanette, Penn. is facing first-degree murder charges after taking a selfie with the body of the alleged 16-year-old victim and sharing it via Snapchat. Investigators told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that the picture, screencapped by a recipient and shown to authorities, was a key piece of evidence in the case against Maxwell Marion Morton, 16. The photo led to a search… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    We were all physically in the same room for this podcast, which is the first time that has ever happened. That said, we covered a multitude of topics, including the new Nintendo 3DS, the potential Swatch smartwatch and the first-world problems of folks who own multiple IoT products. Read More

  • Bumble, The Sadie Hawkins Of Dating Apps, Introduces Direct Photo Messaging

    Bumble, The Sadie Hawkins Of Dating Apps, Introduces Direct Photo Messaging

    Bumble, the dating app that puts the ladies in charge, is today launching a bold new feature. The app has introduced photo-messaging, which may be one of the first times that a mobile dating app has allowed users to send each other direct photo messages. The reason for the resistance here is obvious. Users searching for potential romantic partners are even more likely to share inappropriate… Read More

  • HelloFresh Raises $126 Million In Series E From Rocket Internet

    HelloFresh Raises $126 Million In Series E From Rocket Internet

    HelloFresh, the European startup that delivers perfectly portioned groceries and recipes for you to cook at home, has just announced the close of a $126 million Series E funding round led by previous investors Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $193.5 million. Read More

  • YikYak Wins Fastest Rising Startup At 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    YikYak Wins Fastest Rising Startup At 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    In the tech world, few things matter as much as growth. At the end of the day, it’s all about grabbing the biggest possible slice of the pie. At the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards, we’re recognizing the startups who took 2014 by storm, rising from oblivion to become household names. The winner of the Fastest Rising Category is YikYak, and the runner up is Slack. The nominees… Read More

  • Fundera Has Secured $12M In Funding For More Than 300 Small Businesses

    Fundera Has Secured $12M In Funding For More Than 300 Small Businesses

    Fundera, the lending match-maker for SMBs, has helped secure funding for over 300 small businesses, with more than $12 million in loans funded. The company originally launched in February 2014 as a service that paired SMBs looking for a loan with the lenders who could help them out. In the beginning, it was simply a matching service, but over the course of 2014 the company has transformed into… Read More

  • After A Crazy 2014, About.me Zeroes In On Mobile

    After A Crazy 2014, About.me Zeroes In On Mobile

    Two years ago Tony Conrad spun his startup About.me out of Aol after a rumored $35 million acquisition. The service, which offers users a single unified profile page for their digital identity, has grown tremendously in the last year, with over 2.1 billion profile views over the course of the year. Last year, About.me saw nearly 1 billion profile views, representing 257 percent growth from… Read More

  • YC-Backed Cleanly Offers On-Demand Laundry Delivery In NY

    YC-Backed Cleanly Offers On-Demand Laundry Delivery In NY

    Laundry is truly one of the pain points of living in New York City. No one wants to spend their time at a laundromat, waste time dropping off dry cleaning, or lugging a bag full of clothes up to the fourth floor of a walk-up apartment. But finding a laundromat nearby that offers fair pricing as well as pick-up/drop-off can be difficult. YC-backed Cleanly wants to change that. Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    The TechCrunch Meetups in Atlanta and Boston are approaching rapidly, which means that you need to move fast if you don’t want to be left out. In case you haven’t heard of the TC Meetups before, here’s a quick refresher: We’ve been running regional TechCrunch Meetups for the past three years in various cities across the globe. The purpose is to bring together the… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Open So Apply Now!

    Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Open So Apply Now!

    Disrupt New York will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the Gymnastics portion of the Summer Olympics for the early stage investment world. It’s like March Madness for tech geeks. Read More

  • BucketFeet Raises $7.5 Million To Put Art On Your Shoes

    BucketFeet Raises $7.5 Million To Put Art On Your Shoes

    As fashion and technology continue to collide, companies are looking for different ways to build a fashion brand using the resources at their disposal. In the case of BucketFeet, a startup that just raised $7.5 million in Series A, the company is using the multitude of artists looking to distribute their work to build a new shoe brand. Unlike most ecommerce companies, BucketFeet extends sales… Read More

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

    The Lenovo Yoga Tablet Pro 2, while long-winded in name, is pretty interesting when it comes to form and function. The kickstand-equipped tablet offers pretty standard capabilities, with a 13.3-inch (2560×1440) IPS display, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and an added surprise. The 13-inch tablet also comes with a built-in Pico projector so that you can… Read More

  • Tinder Tests Limited Right Swipes

    Tinder Tests Limited Right Swipes

    Tinder is looking at a way to swipe left on spam. The company released an update to the app that includes a beta feature for Tinder Plus called “Unlimited Likes”. Obviously, unlimited likes is already a free feature on Tinder, but the feature is only meant to be shown to spammers and bots. Read More

  • Curioos Digital Art Platform Launches Augmented Reality App

    Curioos Digital Art Platform Launches Augmented Reality App

    In a world where we can order almost anything online, finding wall art for the home can actually be an overwhelming process online. There are just so many options, from traditional retailers to Art.com to sites that let you print out your Instagrams. But when it comes to digital art, there really hasn’t been a single marketplace for artists and buyers to put everything in one place. Read More

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

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

    TechCrunch Radio can’t stop, won’t stop. So you should just accept your fate and apply to be in the pitch-off. Or at the very least, tune in on Tuesday evenings to hang out with us. For those of you who don’t yet know, TechCrunch Radio is an hour-long weekly radio show hosted by myself and East Coast Editor John Biggs that airs on Sirius XM 102 Indie and 103 Insight. We… Read More

  • Super Bowl 2015 Ads Are All About The Big (Mobile) Game

    Super Bowl 2015 Ads Are All About The Big (Mobile) Game

    There were 49 new, nationally televised commercials that aired last night during Super Bowl XLIX. While most of them were for older, established brands, a handful of them were for Internet-first companies, and many of the rest featured technology in important ways. But the most interesting thing? There were three advertisements for mobile games during one of the biggest “bricks and… Read More

  • NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    As we reported weeks ago, NBC is bringing the Super Bowl to the internet for free offering a live stream of the big game today starting at noon ET. This isn’t the first time that NBC has streamed the big game, but it is the first time that the whole game (from pre-game, to the game itself, to half-time and beyond) will be streamed start to finish on the internet. Also, users… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iPhones, Samsung Smartphones, And Legos!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iPhones, Samsung Smartphones, And Legos!

    It’s earnings season, which means we get a deeper look into the true popularity of the various gadgets on the market. This week, all eyes were on Apple as the company announced record-breaking quarterly results, including the sale of ~75 million smartphones. Turns out, Samsung showed similar sales figures by unit but at a lower margin per device, yielding lower overall… Read More

  • Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine is today introducing a new layer of the app called Vine Kids. It’s meant to be a safe, kid-friendly space for a younger audience to play around with the app and watch vines. The feature pulls from the millions of Vines being created on the platform and chooses ones that are appropriate for children. The interface of the Kids section of the app has also been tailored to be more fun… Read More

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