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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  • Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue check mark by their name. From the Tinder blog: Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles. Now when notable public figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your… Read More

  • Harry’s Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money

    Harry’s Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money

    Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer mens’ razor company, has just announced the close of a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. A source confirmed with TechCrunch that the company is valued at $750 million after money. The Harry’s business might seem simple on the surface. The company sells razors over the internet, both on a one-off basis and as… Read More

  • Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

    Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

    Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17 million Series B funding round, led by The Chernin Group, Wildcat Capital Management and Acequia Capital. Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music Group and WME also participated in the round. Doppler Labs was first founded by Noah Kraft and… Read More

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

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

    The best part of every TechCrunch Radio show (and trust me, there are tons of good parts) is the TC Radio Pitch-Off. For the last half-hour of each show, John Biggs and I bring on five of the coolest new startups we can find to pitch their product live on the radio. They each have exactly sixty seconds to share their story, at which point they’ll answer a few questions from a panel… Read More

  • Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram seems to be planning to upgrade photos to 1080 px, according to source code from the Instagram website, first uncovered by the Verge. As it stands now, Instagram photos live in 640×640 resolution, but on the heels of the revamped Instagram.com website, it appears that the photo-sharing service is now uploading pictures in full HD resolution. That said, Instagram isn’t… Read More

  • How To Not Post Crappy Pics Of Fireworks This Fourth Of July

    The temptation will be great. The urge will be strong. Watching sky-based explosions, geared toward entertainment and celebration, can be a powerful experience. And in the Instagram Age, the powerful experiences are the ones we want to share. But the July 5th edition of Instagram usually sucks pretty hard, based mostly on blurry, drunkenly captured photos of fireworks. This guide should help… Read More

  • This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo

    This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo

    I could lie and tell you that we recorded a special July 4th edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast, but it wouldn’t be accurate. In reality, we recorded this podcast over a week ago and I accidentally forgot to push the publish button. But the content still exists, so I felt strongly about sharing it with you guys. In this episode, we talk about the freshly released Amazon Echo, which is… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. And Bowling Central… Read More

  • Blue Apron's Recipe for Success

    An Interview With Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg

    Blue Apron, the NY-based startup that delivers weekly pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your home, has been cooking over the past year. The company recently announced that it had surpassed 1 million meals shipped monthly, putting estimated yearly revenue at $120 million. And if that weren’t enough, the company raised $135 million in Series D at a $2 billion valuation. We sat… Read More

  • Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, the Tel Aviv-based marketplace for listing and renting out creative event space, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by Carmel Ventures. A number of angel investors, including Shlomo Kramer, Sam Ben Avraham, and Eyal Shaked, also participated in the round, Alongside the funding announcement, Splacer is also going live with a beta product in New York… Read More

  • Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    TechCrunch Radio is going down tonight (just like it does every Tuesday) and… well, we need you. If you’re a startup looking to get publicity or build awareness, the TC Radio Pitch-Off is just the ticket. We offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply to be in the pitch-off and those selected are given 60 seconds exactly to pitch their product to the world (and a panel of… Read More

  • One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also participated in the round as a strategic investor. One Month launched back in August 2013 out of the Y… Read More

  • TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    Dear city of Seattle, This is a love letter. Because I love you. Wow. Seattle, you're more gorgeous then I remember. — Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook) June 25, 2015 Which is why I have come to this beautiful town, bringing with me TechCrunch writers Greg Kumparak and Frederic Lardinois, and a full-fledged Pitch-Off. We’ll be hitting Showbox SoDo at 6pm tonight, where ten… Read More

  • Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

    Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

    Fresh on the heels of the Apple Music launch, Google has just announced that Play Music will now offer a free, ad-supported version of the service to users who don’t want to pay $9.99/month. Play Music is Google’s music streaming service, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. However, unlike the paid version, the free version launched today… Read More

  • Sense360 Launches Out Of Stealth To Make Your Apps Smarter

    Sense360 Launches Out Of Stealth To Make Your Apps Smarter

    Sense360, the company that received $2.75 million in seed without ever telling us publicly what it is that they do, has just come out of stealth with the launch of their SDK. The idea behind Sense360 is actually quite simple, though execution of that plan is anything but. Essentially, Sense360 has found a way to combine all kinds of data from the sensors in a smartphone, paired with location… Read More

  • Swarm Brings Back Mayors

    Swarm Brings Back Mayors

    Mayorships. Enthusiastic users of the old foursquare likely feel a little pull at the heartstrings when they hear the word, given that the title was totally removed from both the new Foursquare and Swarm when the company split the app into two. But fret no longer, former mayors. Today, Swarm is updating the app to reinstate mayorships, as was promised earlier this summer. That means that users… Read More

  • TechCrunch Invades Austin Tomorrow

    TechCrunch Invades Austin Tomorrow

    Get ready, Austin. For the fourth year running (maybe more, it’s hard to keep count) we’re visiting one of our favorite cities in the world to check out the shining stars of Austin’s ‘stay-weird’ tech scene. Tomorrow evening at the Palm Door on Sixth, we’ll be holding our world-renowned TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where some amazing companies will get exactly… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    The E3 gaming conference was last week. We didn’t actually go, but we watched from afar and soaked up all the latest that the gaming world has to offer. John’s in Poland, but Greg, Matt and Darrell were all thrilled to chat up the new Oculus controllers, the latest games, and the future of VR gaming. I was thrilled to get work done while they chatted. This week’s episode… Read More

  • Announcing The Companies Presenting In The Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs

    Announcing The Companies Presenting In The Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs

    Next week, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is coming to Austin and Seattle, and we have some amazing companies prepping to hop on stage and show their stuff. If you don’t know about the Pitch-Offs, here’s a quick run-down: Around ten startups from the area will have exactly sixty seconds to present their products on stage to a live audience and a panel of expert VC judges and… Read More

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