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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  • Geenee picks up $4.4 million Series A to make Instagram more shoppable

    Geenee picks up $4.4 million Series A to make Instagram more shoppable

    There is a huge disconnect between the way users engage with content on platforms like Instagram and the way that they shop online. Without native links in Instagram posts, influencers are looking for other ways to monetize their posts through services like RewardStyle and now, Geenee. Geenee is a platform that lets users shop on Instagram by simply taking a snapshot of the post they like… Read More

  • TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs

    TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs

    TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, and F-Prime Capital, also participated in the round. As part of the deal, Goldman’s Jason Kreuziger is joining TraceLink’s board of… Read More

  • Level Frames launches AI photo filters so you can be artsy IRL

    Level Frames launches AI photo filters so you can be artsy IRL

    Prisma has made quite an impression on the tech world, and Level Frames is looking to capitalize on the trend. The YC-backed company, which offers custom framing of physical artwork via an easy-to-use website, has developed its own AI photo filters for Level users. Level works by letting users upload their posters, art, or even their digital photos, and choose a frame, matting, etc. that… Read More

  • Strolling through the line at Snapchat’s NYC Spectacle store

    Snap, the social media company formerly known as Snapchat, has launched a Spectacles pop-up shop in NYC. Inside the store, there is a Snap Bot (a vending machine full of Spectacles). Outside the store, there is a line — a long, winding line of people who stand out in the freezing cold to buy a pair of Snapchat-capable sunglasses. Personally, I have trouble justifying standing outside in… Read More

  • Handy’s Black Friday promo rewards contractors over customers

    Handy’s Black Friday promo rewards contractors over customers

    Handy, the on-demand service for cleaners, handymen, and more, has today announced the Give > Get promotion for Black Friday. This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, customers pay the same amount as they’d usually pay, but the company will add a 50 percent bonus to the Handy Professional’s paycheck. The booking itself doesn’t need to be for Black Friday, but the booking… Read More

  • Zola wedding registry lands $25 million led by Lightspeed

    Zola wedding registry lands $25 million led by Lightspeed

    Zola, the smarter wedding gift registry, has signed term sheets on a $25 million Series C round of funding, according to sources close to the matter. Sources say that Lightspeed led the round, and that Zola’s pre-funding valuation was at $200 million. Zola is an online wedding registry that lets couples choose products from a number of brands and even set up a cash fund. Guests can… Read More

  • Most students can’t tell fake news from real news, study shows

    Most students can’t tell fake news from real news, study shows

    If you thought you heard the last on fake news, you were sadly mistaken. A Stanford study found that the majority of middle school students can’t tell the difference between real news and fake news. In fact, 82 percent couldn’t distinguish between a real news story on a website and a “sponsored content” post. Of the 8,704 students studied (ranging in age from middle… Read More

  • Announcing the finalists for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing the finalists for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards

    It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Today, we announce the finalists in each category for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards show. The Crunchies is a long-standing tradition in the tech world, where readers nominate products, people and organizations to win the tech world’s equivalent of an Oscar. Nominations are narrowed down into finalists by TechCrunch editors, and… Read More

  • Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

    Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

    Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out of ERA, is looking to take out some of the stress of owning a dog in New York. As you might imagine from the name, Dog Parker is a service that lets you park your dog outside of a grocery store or coffee shop while you are… Read More

  • Managed By Q inks deal with Staples

    Managed By Q inks deal with Staples

    Managed By Q, the office management platform for products and services, has today inked a new deal with Staples. As part of the partnership. Staples customers will now have access to Managed By Q’s full suite of services, including IT specialists, handyman, cleaning services and even workplace yoga. The idea here is two-fold: Staples’ small- and medium-sized business clients will… Read More

  • Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

    Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

    Kit, the Expa-backed platform for product recommendation, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, April Underwood, Ellen Pao, Authentic Ventures, Black Angel Tech Fund, and Expa. Kit lets users choose and review products they’ve used and owned to build ‘kits’. These kits normally focus on a certain theme or category like… Read More

  • Yam video-based Q&A app puts story-telling front and center

    Yam video-based Q&A app puts story-telling front and center

    The resurgence of Q&A is upon us. Entering the ring with Justin Kan’s newly announced Whale, Yam is looking to offer a video-based question and answer platform that puts focus on story-telling. The idea for Yam came when founder Michael Cho was using Reddit for an AMA about a near-fatal plane crash he was in. “Some questions are better answered with video,” said Cho. Read More

  • Tech leaders respond to upcoming Trump presidency

    No matter which side of the aisle you’re on it’s clear that in next four years technology will be taking center stage. Politics are now less about relationships between people and more about relationships between computers and no matter who you voted for we believe tech is truly leading the way. Many of us are looking for a sense of clarity and understanding that will help us… Read More

  • Bradley Tusk points out the bright side of Trump presidency in memo to portfolio companies

    Bradley Tusk points out the bright side of Trump presidency in memo to portfolio companies

    Tusk Holdings, the parent company for Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies, is an investor in many of the most notable startups in the land, including Uber, FanDuel, and Handy. With a diverse and rich portfolio, the venture firm sent out a memo to all of its portfolio companies, outlining the possible implications of a Trump presidency. In it, the firm dives into each sector that may be affected… Read More

  • Hired, the recruiting platform, raises another $30 million

    Hired, the recruiting platform, raises another $30 million

    Hired, the platform that lets applicants vie for top tech jobs, has announced a $30 million extension to its Series C funding, bringing the total of that particular round to $70 million. The funding came primarily from Glenmede Trust and Ontario Pension Board, with participation from existing investors. On Hired, folks seeking a job can simply answer a few questions and receive back… Read More

  • Tickets to the 10th Annual Crunchies are on sale now!

    Tickets to the 10th Annual Crunchies are on sale now!

    It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season or even tech’s own winter wonderland, CES. I’m talking about Awards Show season, and the one awards show that no TechCrunch writer, reader, or subject can afford to miss: The Crunchies. This year, we’re celebrating our 10th Annual Crunchies Awards in style, at the San Francisco Opera House… Read More

  • Confirmed: Periscope Data raises $25 million from Bessemer Venture Partners

    Confirmed: Periscope Data raises $25 million from Bessemer Venture Partners

    Periscope Data, the company that helps data scientists quickly turn their findings into easily digestible visualizations, has confirmed the raise of $25 million in Series B funding. We originally reported on this funding news last week, and mistakenly named the wrong lead investor. Bessemer led the round, with participation from existing investors, including DFJ, Susa Ventures, Innovation… Read More

  • Vevo now lets users turn music video clips into GIFs

    Vevo now lets users turn music video clips into GIFs

    Vevo, YouTube’s biggest competitor when it comes to music videos, has today unveiled a new tool that lets users create GIFs from Vevo’s massive video library. With more than 230,000 videos, Vevo offers users a wide variety of content featuring musicians/celebrities. Giphy, the platform for all things GIF, says that 80 percent of its usage is around GIFs featuring celebrities, so… Read More

  • Blippar launches self-service suite of tools so developers can build their own AR

    Blippar launches self-service suite of tools so developers can build their own AR

    Blippar, the company that has brought a full augmented reality experience to a smartphone near you, has today announced the launch of its self-service suite of tools. This is the first time that Blippar has made its technology publicly available to developers, letting them tap into Blippar’s Computer Vision API and attach their own augmented reality experiences to real-world… Read More

  • Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B

    Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B

    Periscope Data, the company that lets data scientists quickly build customized, highly detailed visualizations of their data, has signed the term sheet on a ~$25 million funding round, according to sources close to the matter. Sources told TechCrunch that the pre-funding valuation was at $100 million, and the round was led by existing Periscope Data investor DFJ*. DFJ also led Periscope… Read More

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