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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  • Confirmed: ClassPass Raises $30 Million Series C From Google Ventures

    Confirmed: ClassPass Raises $30 Million Series C From Google Ventures

    ClassPass, the fitness startup that lets you pay $125 for unlimited fitness classes from dozens of gyms and boutiques, has just confirmed to TechCrunch that it raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Google Ventures. Existing investors, including General Catalyst and Thrive, also participated in the round. VentureBeat first reported the news yesterday, but ClassPass founder and CEO… Read More

  • Tinder Introduces A New Matching Algorithm

    Tinder Introduces A New Matching Algorithm

    As people start to pair off in preparation for cuffing season, Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, is making some significant changes to how the app looks and the way it works, releasing a new matching algorithm as well as new profile and messaging features. The new algorithm is meant to look at more data points as a user swipes left and right, while the UI changes — a new Matches… Read More

  • Paintzen Inks Deal With Benjamin Moore To Become Official Paint Supplier

    Paintzen Inks Deal With Benjamin Moore To Become Official Paint Supplier

    Paintzen, having spent the last two years bringing paint into the on-demand economy, is today announcing a new partnership with Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore will now be the official paint supplier for the startup, which matches painting professionals with clients to offer a paint job — in a home or an office — on demand. “We saw that a lot of people have started to buy… Read More

  • Illesteva Jumps In The Ring With Warby Parker Launching D2C Optical Line

    Illesteva Jumps In The Ring With Warby Parker Launching D2C Optical Line

    Jumping in the ring with Warby Parker, sunglass and luxury goods brand Illesteva is launching its first optical line that will not be sold direct to consumer online. Illesteva launched in 2010 bringing luxury sunglasses to consumers both online and in stores. The brand eventually expanded to other accessories like backpacks and umbrellas. Today, Illesteva is launching its first optical line… Read More

  • Align Uses Your Star Sign To Match You With Potential Suitors

    Align Uses Your Star Sign To Match You With Potential Suitors

    “What’s your sign?” The question has found itself on one too many “Horrible Pick-Up Lines” lists, but in reality most people who start dating, whether they consider themselves wildly astrological or not, end up asking about star signs. Align, a dating app launching out of beta, is looking to use astrological compatibility to help online daters find a more… Read More

  • Gett, On A Mission To Take Down Uber, Launches “Surge Sucks” Campaign

    Gett, On A Mission To Take Down Uber, Launches “Surge Sucks” Campaign

    Gett ride-sharing platform has spent years now trying to gimmick its way into the same competitive ring as Uber. Last summer, Gett offered flat $10 rides anywhere within Manhattan. But today the gloves are coming off. Rather than undercut their biggest competitor on pricing, the Israel-based company is looking to show users the most integral differentiating quality between Gett and Uber… Read More

  • Schoology Cloud-Based Education Platform Lands $32 Million Series D

    Schoology Cloud-Based Education Platform Lands $32 Million Series D

    Schoology, the learning management system that focuses on cloud collaboration, has today announced the close of a $32 million Series D financing led by JMI Equity, with participation from existing investors including FirstMark Capital, Intel Capital and Great Road Holdings. Schoology was founded back in 2009 and has pressed through the education sector’s slow pace of innovation to bring… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Introduces The $1500 Carrera Connected Smartwatch

    Tag Heuer Introduces The $1500 Carrera Connected Smartwatch

    Tag Heuer has just officially announced their new luxury smart watch called the Carrera Connected. The company’s CEO Jean-Claude Biver let slip a few details of the watch this morning, in an interview with Le Matin, saying that it will go for $1,500 and have “almost the same functionality” of the Apple Watch. The smart watch, which has a dumb counterpart in the Tag Heuer… Read More

  • Meet The Brilliant Scientists That Won This Year’s Breakthrough Prizes

    Meet The Brilliant Scientists That Won This Year’s Breakthrough Prizes

    You’ve likely heard of the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Espys, and even the Crunchies. But it’s entirely possible you’ve never heard of the Breakthrough Prize Awards, which honor the world’s greatest scientists and their discoveries. The Breakthrough Prize was started by Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Yuri and Julia Milner, Jack Ma and Cathy… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Chronos, comScore, And The Ario Smart Lamp

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Chronos, comScore, And The Ario Smart Lamp

    In case you want to opt out of the smart watch trend without having a dumb watch, Chronos is there for you. comScore made moves this week in the world of mergers and acquisitions, while the Ario smart lamp went live (and surpassed its goal) on Kickstarter. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast, featuring John Biggs, Matt Burns, Romain Dillet… Read More

  • Postmates Acquihires Activity Concierge Sosh

    Postmates Acquihires Activity Concierge Sosh

    Sosh, the curated online marketplace that allows you to find things to do in your city, is shutting down, according to sources. Eighteen of Sosh’s 40 employees are headed to Postmates as part of an acquihire, TechCrunch has confirmed with Postmates. Fortune reported that the deal was a full acquisition, with IP exchanging hands, but we’ve confirmed with a Postmates spokesperson… Read More

  • Hivemapper, The Waze For Drones, Lands $3M Seed Led By Spark Capital

    Hivemapper, The Waze For Drones, Lands $3M Seed Led By Spark Capital

    Flying a drone is kind of like driving a car that only has a windshield. You can only look in one direction at a time, and when the drone gets out of visual range, the user is left with a single view through the lens of a camera. Hivemapper, a company that just raised a $3 million Series A led by Spark Capital, is looking to make that a bit safer. You can think of Hivemapper as a Waze for… Read More

  • Ario Smart Lamp Wants To Help You Sleep (And Wake Up) Better

    Ario Smart Lamp Wants To Help You Sleep (And Wake Up) Better

    There are plenty of smart lighting systems out there that let you change light colors and dim with just your smartphone (or even your voice), but a freshly Kickstarted product called the Ario is a smart lighting system that works to benefit your health. The Ario mimics the natural light of the sun as it passes overhead each day, generating bright blue light in the morning and warmer amber light… Read More

  • Eden On-Demand Tech Help Service Goes Exclusively B2B

    Eden On-Demand Tech Help Service Goes Exclusively B2B

    Eden, the YC-backed on-demand tech installation and repair service that launched in May of this year, has shifted the focus of the business to the enterprise market, serving offices with tech help as opposed to serving both businesses and individuals. After starting out as a consumer-facing product, sending tech wizards to a specific location to solve a tech problem, like printer installation or… Read More

  • Report: Jet Lands $500 Million In Funding From Fidelity

    Report: Jet Lands $500 Million In Funding From Fidelity

    Jet, looking to go toe-to-toe with Amazon, is reportedly raising $500 million on a $1 billion pre-money valuation. Fortune reports that Fidelity is leading the round, which has been rumored for quite a while and which Jet has previously confirmed was in the works. Jet is an ecommerce platform that was founded by Marc Lore, who sold his last ecommerce business Quidsi to Amazon for $545 million… Read More

  • On My Hearts And Stars

    On My Hearts And Stars

    We often forget that Twitter, more Web 2.0 media company than startup, is almost ten years old. We also forget that it has a global user base of just over 300 million people. But we can’t forget that Twitter is in trouble. Audience growth is at a crawl, which poses a threat to the publicly traded company as it tries to capture mindshare and advertising dollars in competition with… Read More

  • Body Labs Raises $8 Million To Create Ultra-Realistic 3D Body Images

    Body Labs Raises $8 Million To Create Ultra-Realistic 3D Body Images

    Body Labs, makers of technology that provides true-to-life 3D body models, is announcing the close of an $8 million round of Series A funding led by Intel Capital, with participation from FirstMark Capital, Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH, Osage University Partners, and Catalus Capital. Body Labs technology is able to garner a fully realistic 3D body scan, complete with wrinkles and back fat, that… Read More

  • Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

    Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

    Verge Genomics, the YC-backed company that looks to use algorithms to help cure neurodegenerative disorders, has announced the close of a $4 million seed round led by IA Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks VC, Slow Ventures, Karlin Venture, Elad Gil and David Lee. Verge Genomics works by creating algorithms that make pharmaceutical creation far… Read More

  • Instagram Launches A Curated Feed Around Events, Starting With Halloween

    Instagram Launches A Curated Feed Around Events, Starting With Halloween

    Is Snapchat, the brazen baby of the major social media platforms, slowly killing the hashtag? It looked that way yesterday, when for Halloween, Instagram curated content in a special feed for users who wished to view Halloween-based content from their friends and others, reports Wired. This normally wouldn’t be a very big deal, and on its own, it isn’t. However, Twitter… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Sonos, And Flosstime

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Sonos, And Flosstime

    Another work week has come and gone, and today marks the beginning of a fresh weekend. And what better way to start it than with a listen to the old TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. We’re discussing GoPro’s disappointing earnings, the new Sonos Play:5 speaker, and the Flosstime smart floss dispenser. This weeks episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Matt Burns, and… Read More

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