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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  • SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups

    SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups

    It’s a tough world out there for on-demand startups — confusion around the W2 vs. 1099 conversation, tough margins, and customer service are but a few of the initial obstacles for these companies. Add in the necessity of huge amounts of up-front capital and it’s an uphill battle at best. But trust me, the on-demand economy will survive and eventually prevail, and 2016 might… Read More

  • What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase. But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where… Read More

  • LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures with participation from Brand Foundry, BBG Ventures, BoxGroup, VaynerRSE, 14W, Seth Berkowitz, the founders of Warby Parker, Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, among others. LOLA launched… Read More

  • Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia, and existing investors also participated in the round. Blippar launched back in 2012 with the mission of… Read More

  • Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for tonight, and we’ll be at Output Williamsburg, which is where the cool kids hang out. Trust me. To start out the show, we’ll be having a little fireside chat with Susan Lyne of BBG Ventures, and then we’ll head straight into the… Read More

  • Meet The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Brooklyn Tomorrow Night!

    Meet The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Brooklyn Tomorrow Night!

    Did I mention we’re having a pitch-off in Brooklyn tomorrow night? Because we are! It will be held at Output in Williamsburg at 6pm, and tickets are still available, which you can buy here. But what is a pitch-off? Well, ten companies have been selected to show off their wares on our stage. They will have exactly sixty seconds to wow a panel of expert judges and the audience, after… Read More

  • These Are The Startups Pitching At The Brooklyn TC Meetup + Pitch-Off!

    These Are The Startups Pitching At The Brooklyn TC Meetup + Pitch-Off!

    The Brooklyn TC Meetup crept up faster than any of us anticipated. In just two short days, we’ll head over to Output in Williamsburg and ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of judges and an adoring, primarily hipster audience. But which companies have been selected? Without any further ado, I’m pleased to introduce the startups pitching at… Read More

  • This Is Your Last Chance To Apply To The TC Pitch-Off In Brooklyn

    This Is Your Last Chance To Apply To The TC Pitch-Off In Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Meetup is creeping up on us much faster than expected, which means that there is a very short amount of time before the window closes for applications. And by “short amount of time,” I mean one day. The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn is going down on March 1, at which point ten companies will have the chance to pitch their product to the audience and a panel of… Read More

  • Atlanta, This Is Your Last Chance To Buy Tickets To The Meetup Tonight

    Atlanta, This Is Your Last Chance To Buy Tickets To The Meetup Tonight

    Dear Hotlanta (which happens to be freezing right now), I write to you from a hotel room off of the highway, with but a few short hours until I head over to Prive to host the TC Meetup + Pitch-off. I am excited to see many of your smiling faces again, but I write with concern, as there are still tickets left to be bought. Atlanta, you are one of the longest-running meetups in TechCrunch history. Read More

  • Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round

    Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round

    The hospitality industry has been drastically shaken up by entrants to the space like Airbnb and Hotel Tonight. But a new startup that combines the sharing aspect of Airbnb and the last-minute booking of Hotel Tonight is looking to shake things up even more. Overnight, an app that lets people book same-day spaces with local hosts, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million seed round, led… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To BK, So You Can Have It Your Way!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To BK, So You Can Have It Your Way!

    Boy, am I excited! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is coming to the greatest place in the world: Brooklyn, New York. I live in Brooklyn, and travel all over the country to visit cities with awesome startups. Now, I’m happy to announce that you guys are finally coming to me. The Brooklyn TC Meetup will go down on March 1 at 6pm ET at Output, a pretty happening bar with a cool outdoor… Read More

  • Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters

    Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters

    Snapchat is introducing yet another revenue stream today in the form of on-demand geo-filters. As it stands now, Snapchat already has two types of geofilters. Community Geofilters can not include logos or marketing and can be submitted for free. For example, where I live in Brooklyn, there are options for Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Brooklyn. The other type of geofilter is a Sponsored… Read More

  • Announcing The Judges For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta

    Announcing The Judges For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta

    The Pitch-offs in Atlanta and Boston are but a few days away. You already know the stellar companies pitching at our events, but today is the day you find out who will cast judgement on those startups and determine a winner. Without any further ado, here are the judges for the Boston and Atlanta meetups: Boston Gaurav Tuli, F-Prime Capital Gaurav Tuli is a Principal at F-Prime Capital… Read More

  • Hinge May Start Charging Users As It Zeroes In On Serious Dating

    Hinge May Start Charging Users As It Zeroes In On Serious Dating

    Given the extent to which I cover dating apps, you may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a digital dater. In fact, I’ve only ever had monogamous, exclusive relationships with people I’ve met offline, with one booty call exception. Shout out to the man I now refer to as “Tinder Tim.” I met my current girlfriend at a BBQ, and the one before that through… Read More

  • Chelsea Peretti To Rich People: “Save Twitter”

    Chelsea Peretti To Rich People: “Save Twitter”

    Twitter has been having trouble growing beyond its current user base of around 300 million. Because of that, shareholders are scared and the stock price is falling. Of course, the tech world is concerned about this issue. But we never stop to think about how this might affect celebrities like Brooklyn Nine Nine star and comedian Chelsea Peretti. Peretti hosted the Crunchies Awards Show… Read More

  • These Are The Startups Pitching At The Boston And Atlanta Meetups Next Week

    These Are The Startups Pitching At The Boston And Atlanta Meetups Next Week

    The Boston and Atlanta Meetups are but a week away, and we have finally confirmed the companies pitching in the Pitch-Offs. These startups will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product to a panel of expert VC judges, and after each presentation they will be subject to a quick Q&A. At the end of all the pitches, the judges will determine the winners. First place gets a table in… Read More

  • Vive, The Classpass For Hair Blowouts, Raises $2.3 Million In Funding

    Vive, The Classpass For Hair Blowouts, Raises $2.3 Million In Funding

    Vive, the Classpass for hair blowouts, has announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round, led by Deep Fork Capital with participation by Y Combinator, Crunchfund, Ludlow Ventures, Vayner RSE, Maveron, Expansion Venture Capital, T5 Capital, Kosinski Ventures, Haystack Fund, and angel investors Pascal Levy-Garboua, Paul Buchheit and Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. Vive offers on-demand… Read More

  • Giphy Closes $55 Million Series C At A $300 Million Post-Money Valuation

    Giphy Closes $55 Million Series C At A $300 Million Post-Money Valuation

    Giphy, the Google of GIFs, has closed a $55 million Series C funding round at a valuation of $300 million post-money. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from General Catalyst Partners, RRE, Betaworks, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, CAA and other existing Giphy investors. Giphy launched out of betaworks back in 2013 with one goal: to let the world search, discover… Read More

  • Naritiv, The Ad Network For Snapchat, Raises $3 Million Series A

    Naritiv, The Ad Network For Snapchat, Raises $3 Million Series A

    Naritiv, the platform that connects brands and advertisers with influencers on Snapchat, has today announced the close of a $3 million Series A led by Third Wave Digital. Investors in the round include Disney, Luminari Capital, Deluxe Entertainment, Wavemaker Partners, and Matthew Anderson (CMO of Roku). Naritiv launched out of the Disney Accelerator, powered by TechStars, in 2014. Naritiv… Read More

  • Soylent, The Easiest Thing To Tear Open Since CDs

    Soylent, The Easiest Thing To Tear Open Since CDs

    I’m a Soylent believer. If you know me personally, this may be hard for you to understand, given that my favorite foods are bread and cheese and that I feel Seamless should always win Best Overall Startup at the Crunchies every year until eternity. Read More

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