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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  • 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

  • Microsoft brings back the traveling salesman with new WeWork partnership

    Microsoft brings back the traveling salesman with new WeWork partnership

    WeWork has long been a place for small startups and solo entrepreneurs to grab a desk and get to work, all with the flexibility of month-to-month payment. But today has signed on a rather huge client in the form of Microsoft. WeWork and Microsoft are starting the “City as a Campus” partnership, which gives 300 of MSFT’s global sales and marketing team total access to all… Read More

  • ClassPass ditches its unlimited tier

    ClassPass ditches its unlimited tier

    ClassPass, the subscription service for boutique fitness, has today cancelled its unlimited membership option, the most expensive tier offered by the company. This comes in the wake of a major price hike from ClassPass that fragmented its $99 unlimited plan into three tiers: Base (5 classes for $75/month), Core (10 classes for $135/month) and Unlimited ($180/month).* Today, however… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul was a hit!

    Oh what a night! The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul was a night to remember, with a packed house, an amazing panel of speakers and judges, and some of our best-yet pitch-off companies. Konolabs, an AI-powered scheduling assistant won first place in the pitch-off, with Daebaki and Zungle coming in second and third respectively. You can read more about them here. I also thought you might like… Read More

  • Justin Kan launches video Q&A app Whale

    Justin Kan launches video Q&A app Whale

    Justin Kan, YC Partner, serial entrepreneur and one of the internet’s most-loved reality stars, has started another venture in the form of Whale, a video Q&A app. Whale lets users post questions and enter into a one-to-one video conversation with an influencer or expert who can offer up the perfect answer. Those videos answers are then recorded and added to a library of existing… Read More

  • Giphy, the platform for all things GIF, raises $72 million in new funding

    Giphy, the platform for all things GIF, raises $72 million in new funding

    Giphy, the NY-based search engine and platform for GIFs, has raised $72 million in funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Institutional Venture Partners and China Media Capital. This brings Giphy’s total funding to just short of $151 million, according to Crunchbase, with a valuation reported at $600 million by the WSJ. Giphy started as part of a Hacker-in-Residence program at… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we’ll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. Each of these 10 companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including local… Read More

  • About.com launches Lifewire, a tech information website

    About.com launches Lifewire, a tech information website

    About.com is launching its third standalone brand in the form of Lifewire, a tech information and advice site. Lifewire will offer advice and answers on common tech questions and problems in the most clear, simplified format possible. About, the IAC-owned media company, is in the midst of a transition. Instead of serving information about how to bake a pie and how to manage your personal… Read More

  • Announcing the startups pitching in the TC Pitch-off in Seoul!

    Announcing the startups pitching in the TC Pitch-off in Seoul!

    TechCrunch is coming to Seoul next week for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off, and today we’re proud to announce the startups participating in the pitch-off. These companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including TC editors and local VCs. First place wins a table in the Startup Alley at TC Disrupt London. Second place gets two tickets to… Read More

  • Talking diversity, going global at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul

    You might have already read about our forthcoming TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul next week. But what you might not know is that we’re integrating more content into the program so you can hear from some of the most intelligent minds in the industry. As per usual, we’ll be holding the TC Pitch-off, where 10 companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of… Read More

  • Microsoft’s cloud business bets pay off in Q1 as stock hits an all time high

    Microsoft’s cloud business bets pay off in Q1 as stock hits an all time high

    Microsoft today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2017 (because fiscal quarters don’t have to correlate with the all-governing force of time). Long story short: Azure and other office-based products are fueling revenue growth, as Microsoft mostly gives up on mobile. Also of note: Shares popped to above $60 in after-hour trading on news of strong growth in the cloud… Read More

  • Bumpers raises $1M seed to let anyone make podcasts from their phone

    Bumpers raises $1M seed to let anyone make podcasts from their phone

    These days, you can’t wander around the internet without running into a podcast. And yet, it takes a lot of time, energy, and equipment to make those podcasts. Enter Bumpers.fm. Bumpers is an app that lets anyone make a podcast straight from their phone, using the phone’s built-in microphone. The company just raised $1 million in seed, led by Spark Capital, with participation… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down in one week! Buy tickets now!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down in one week! Buy tickets now!

    In less than a week, TechCrunch is packing up and flying to Seoul, South Korea to get acquainted with one of the world’s biggest and brightest tech scenes. And we’re bringing the TC Meetup + Pitch-off with us, so get excited! Ten local startups will have exactly 60 seconds on stage to present their product to the audience and a panel of expert judges, including local VCs and TC… Read More

  • Tinder Boost, letting you pay to skip the line, goes live worldwide

    Tinder Boost, letting you pay to skip the line, goes live worldwide

    Tinder Boost, the feature that lets users pay to have their profile shown first in the feed, has gone live worldwide as of today. The company started testing the feature in late September in Australia, and has finally decided to let it loose across Tinder’s global community. Tinder Boost lets users pay to have their profile bumped to the front of the feed for 30 minutes. While Tinder… Read More