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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  • Vive Aims To Make Everyday A Great Hair Day

    Vive Aims To Make Everyday A Great Hair Day

    Getting a blowout is standard operating procedure for many folks out there; yet the process of booking those appointments (not to mention the high cost of weekly blowouts) makes the experience relatively painful. But Vive, a company launching onstage today at Disrupt NY, is looking to simplify the blowout booking process. With a model almost identical to ClassPass, Vive lets users pay… Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Disrupt Day 2 Live Right Here!

    Interested in hearing from a potential candidate for the presidency? Wondering about Tinder’s next moves? Curious about the future of Foursquare or the challenges facing Lyft? Then today is the day for you. Read More

  • Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and… Read More

  • Sensay Lets You Text Strangers For Help With Pretty Much Anything

    Sensay Lets You Text Strangers For Help With Pretty Much Anything

    How much do you value the advice of a stranger? Sensay is betting that you care quite a bit about the opinion of a rando. The service lets users text a specific phone number with a question (like “what’s the best pizza in Brooklyn” or “where can I get a haircut in Santa Fe”), after which that user is instantly connected to a stranger who might have an answer. Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Disrupt NY Day 1 Live Right Here!

    Watch TechCrunch Disrupt NY Day 1 Live Right Here!

    Disrupt is officially underway. After an ultra-successful hackathon this weekend, we’re ready to get the show started and, eventually, kick off the Disrupt Battlefield this afternoon. There is a lot in store for us today, including a chat with Fred Wilson and Ron Conway, a heart-to-heart with Postmates’ Bastian Lehmann, as well as an appearance by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. And… Read More

  • Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    There are a number of apps out there that are made to help you split a bill at a restaurant, but even super ubiquitous ones like Venmo don’t offer a truly seamless experience. At today’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, Venmo software engineer and developer evangelist Cassidy Williams built an app that makes splitting the bill as easy as taking a picture. Read More

  • NeonMob Is A Platform For Creating, Trading, And Collecting Digital Art

    NeonMob Is A Platform For Creating, Trading, And Collecting Digital Art

    Digital art is gaining popularity, with companies like Curioos dedicating entire marketplaces to the medium, but the idea of scarcity when it comes to the Internet is relatively new. NeonMob is looking to change the way we think about that with a platform dedicated to digital art collectibles. The company offers tools to creators so they can build out a collection of art — perhaps… Read More

  • Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

    Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

    The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning. Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to change all that. Read More

  • Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

    Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

    Nearly eight months after launching a platform to connect college students with local job opportunities, Campus Job has raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Box Group, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and others. Read More

  • GreenRush Wants To Be The GrubHub, Not The Uber, Of Pot Delivery

    GreenRush Wants To Be The GrubHub, Not The Uber, Of Pot Delivery

    The pot delivery space is heating up: Canary and Dave have combined forces in Seattle and Eaze just raised $10 million to deliver Mary Jane to San Francisco. But very few pot delivery startups focus on the actual product. GreenRush focuses on dispensaries and their products, giving those vendors the opportunity to list their own inventory. It offers an online portal for both new and… Read More

  • Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

    Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

    Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot program. Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29, the 10-year-old media site that caters to the young female reader, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series D financing, led by Scripps Networks Interactive and WPP. Co-founders and co-CEOs Justin Stefano and Philippe Von Borries said that Refinery29 exceeded its own expectations last year in terms of profitability, but knew that there were a few areas that could use… Read More

  • Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year. Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, meaning that Apple Mac sales declined by 17 percent quarterly. Read More

  • ClassPass Acquires Competitor FitMob

    ClassPass Acquires Competitor FitMob

    If you were curious about potential consolidation in the fitness space (which I’m sure you were), look no further than this very article. ClassPass, the subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness classes, has acquired direct competitor FitMob for an undisclosed amount. ClassPass, a company that has raised more than $54 million in the past three years, is a subscription service… Read More

  • Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

    Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

    Anyone who has transitioned from blurry vision to the perfect pair of corrective lenses or glasses knows just what a blessing clear vision is. But going to get your vision tested can be time-consuming and annoying. And to make matters worse, optometrists spend about an hour per patient doing routine steps to collect information for a vision test when they could be helping patients with… Read More

  • Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Though Casper prides itself on making sure you catch some Zzz’s, Casper CEO Phillip Krim won’t be inducing any snoring come Disrupt NY in May. His company is company is targeting an industry that most consumers consider a night terror. Maybe we’ll even get him to do the interview lying in a Casper mattress. Anything could happen. It’s Disrupt! Casper is flipping over… Read More

  • Alphaworks Equity Crowd-Funding Platform Rebrands To Quire

    Alphaworks Equity Crowd-Funding Platform Rebrands To Quire

    Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform for startups and their communities, is today re-branding to Quire.com. CEO Erin Glenn said that the company was eager to get a .com domain and that ‘quire’ (a centuries old word that which means ‘folio’ or collection of single pages) was a perfect fit for what the platform represents. “The imagery of the word is that… 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

    Another week, another episode of TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM, and this week is no different. We’ll be bringing on the illustrious Anthony Ha from TechCrunch as a co-host while John Biggs is away, as well as guest appearances by Bumble cofounder Whitney Wolfe and a surprise guest judge. Judge for what, you ask? I’m glad you brought it up. For the last half of every TechCrunch… Read More

  • Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices, an ecommerce-based activewear brand for men and women, has just raised $1.1 million in funding led by General Catalyst. The company is looking to take on Lululemon with a product line that expands beyond the usual black and neon super-sporty look to something that can be both casual and comfortable whether users are working out or lounging. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: HTC One M9

    The HTC One M9 isn’t all that different from its predecessor the M8 — it still has a premium though relatively thick design, but it upgrades in the camera department as well as in general processing speed. But does it stand out? Biggs feels that the One M9 isn’t suited for the current competitive landscape, given the recent release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge &mdash… Read More

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