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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  • Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

    Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

    Interior Define, a company that is looking to turn the furniture retail model on its head, has just hired Crate & Barrel president Marta Calle as Executive Chair. This is a big hire for the Chicago-based furniture company, which sells high-quality customizable furniture created in partnership with local designers. The company has a showroom in Chicago that uses a much smaller retail space… Read More

  • With Men And Their Fashion Choices, École Wants To Wear The Pants In The Relationship

    With Men And Their Fashion Choices, École Wants To Wear The Pants In The Relationship

    Men’s fashion is a growing industry, with traditional retailers and startups alike offering more diverse product and delivering that product in new ways. The latest startup to join the new herd of up-and-comers catering to men and their sartorial needs is École, which launches today out of New York. First and foremost, École is a shopping experience that helps men make purchasing… Read More

  • YC-Backed Lumi Will Help You Customize Anything (Literally, Anything) On The Cheap

    YC-Backed Lumi Will Help You Customize Anything (Literally, Anything) On The Cheap

    Customization pretty much comes standard in today’s online world. but when it comes to offline goods, we are still limited in many ways by the designs chosen by manufacturers. 3D printing has done its part in changing that, but a new YC-backed company, Lumi, is looking to offer a different set of customization tools. Lumi turns any graphic into a rubber stamp or silk screen, which sold as… 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

    Each week on Tuesday, John Biggs and I are lucky enough to get the opportunity to take over an hour of radio time on Sirius XM. We discuss the latest in tech news, chat with important people in the industry, and then get into the best part of all: The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Here’s how it works: After going through a quick application process, five companies are selected to… Read More

  • Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront, the automated investment services company that competes with traditional financial advisory behemoths like Fidelity, has today crossed the $2 billion mark in terms of assets managed. The achievement for a company, which one year ago was managing approximately $500 million in client assets, is impressive, and it makes Wealthfront the first in its space to rake in that much… Read More

  • Orange Is The New Black Returns To Netflix On June 12

    Orange Is The New Black Returns To Netflix On June 12

    Orange Is The New Black (or OITNB for those of us in the know) is returning to a screen near you on June 12, according to Netflix. The Netflix original program, which is going into its third season, has been a smash hit with consumers and critics alike with more than one Golden Globes nomination this year (but sadly, no wins). Turning up the heat! New originals coming this summer from… Read More

  • New Tinder Charges Whatever It Wants

    New Tinder Charges Whatever It Wants

    Tinder’s “Rewind” functionality just went live, finally giving users the ability to go back in time and swipe right instead of left. The “Rewind” feature is included in the premium tier of the service, Tinder Plus, which was unveiled today and costs anywhere between $9.99 and $19.99 in the United States, depending on the age of the user. That’s right. Read More

  • That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    This week, TechCrunch had its world rocked by two very special cities on the East Coast. First we hit up Atlanta, where we felt true Southern Hospitality as ten startups pitched a packed audience at Prive night club. After a fierce debate, our expert panel of judges crowned Carlingo the winner, but not before we caught up with Yik Yak on stage. Carlingo is a service that handles the… Read More

  • Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings has just broadened the reach of its smart watches, the Activité and the Activité Pop, as the Android version of the Withings HealthMate app now integrates with the new hardware. Withings launched the Activité line last year with a hope to bring a new look to the smart watch space. Read More

  • Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter. Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the service, which essentially boils down the usual online dating experience into a simple… Read More

  • With A $60M Revenue Run Rate, ClassPass May Be The Next Uber

    With A $60M Revenue Run Rate, ClassPass May Be The Next Uber

    TechCrunch has secured financial information about ClassPass, the TechStars-backed startup that offers unlimited access to various fitness classes for a flat monthly fee. As it stands now, our sources report that ClassPass is tracking to a $60 million revenue run rate for 2015, a run rate that has doubled in the past three months. Last week alone, the company brought in $1.5 million and this… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    It’s been a busy week. Apple sent out invitations to its Apple Watch event on March 9, and Pebble released its next-gen watch on Kickstarter and raised more than $6 million in half a day. Meanwhile, Motorola released the Moto E smartphone, and photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly leaked this week. Read More

  • Overdressed

    Overdressed

    If you were offline between, say, 7pm and 10pm Eastern last night, boy, things must have seemed real weird when you logged back onto Twitter. Despite what you might have heard, BuzzFeed did not invent the optical illusion. “The Dress,” as it immediately became known, is but one in a long line of images that trick the eye and the brain. Read More

  • Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Dear Boston, TechCrunch has arrived. And even through all the snow, I can honestly say that you folks are looking wicked smaht this year. Read More

  • Notation Capital Is A New Pre-Seed Investment Fund From Betaworks’ Nick Chirls And Alex Lines

    Notation Capital Is A New Pre-Seed Investment Fund From Betaworks’ Nick Chirls And Alex Lines

    A new fund is rolling into town with a fresh $8 million to invest in pre-seed companies. The fund is called Notation Capital, based in Brooklyn, and it is led by Nick Chirls, who led seed investment at betaworks and helped build Alphaworks, and Alex Lines, an architect at betaworks who contributed to products like Digg, Chartbeat, and bit.ly. The duo originally targeted $6 million for the… Read More

  • Atlanta Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Atlanta Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    The time has come. We are in the Deep South, enjoying all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer, and for the past 24 hours we’ve been saving the best for last. And if I’m not being clear enough, you guys are the best part. What I’m trying to say is… we really want to see you at the Meetup tonight. This is our fourth year in Atlanta, and each year is better than the next. Read More

  • Luka, The App That Replaces Your Foodie Friend, Goes Live In SF

    Luka, The App That Replaces Your Foodie Friend, Goes Live In SF

    IO, the company that launched on stage at Disrupt Europe and is looking to replace Yelp with a natural language recommendation engine, is today launching its service publicly in the Bay Area. The app, re-branded from IO to Luka, is going live with more than 2,000 restaurants signed on in the Bay Area. But how does it all work? Read More

  • Moov Fitness Tracker Adds 7 Minute+ Workout Coach For Folks Who Hate The Gym

    Moov Fitness Tracker Adds 7 Minute+ Workout Coach For Folks Who Hate The Gym

    Three years ago, wearables were the new, new thing. There were only a few wearable fitness trackers available on the market, and each was exciting and fresh compared with familiar technology like smartphones and tablets. Today, you can’t bat an eyelash without spotting a Jawbone Up or a FitBit or a Garmin. Which is why each of these products needs something special. With Moov, the… Read More

  • Mack Weldon Stitches Together $4 Million In Series A

    Mack Weldon Stitches Together $4 Million In Series A

    Mack Weldon, a basics clothing brand that leverages technology in as many ways as possible, has today raised $4 million in Series A funding from RiverPark Ventures, Bridge Investments and Lyrical Partners. The company had previously raised $1.9 million, bringing total funding to $5.9 million. Mack Weldon is a basics brand for men that offers socks, underwear and undershirts that are high… Read More

  • TC Is Coming To The ATL This Week!

    TC Is Coming To The ATL This Week!

    Atlanta was one of the first cities in which we held a TechCrunch Meetup. Back then, we didn’t have quite as much structure. It was called the “Southeast Mini Meetup Tour”. There was no pitch-off. No program. Back then, Matt looked like this: But, despite the odds, the fine folks of Atlanta pulled together to give us one of the best events we’ve ever had. We held it… Read More

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