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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  • Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor, the Postmates-esque on-demand logistics company that launched out of Austin in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter service in five U.S. cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Washington, DC. Before this announcement, Favor was operational in 23 cities, including Toronto, so this takes the company down to 18 markets. Here’s what Jag Bath, Favor CEO, had to say… Read More

  • This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    Dear Seattle, We’ve arrived. We have our pitch-off companies in a row, and our judges are locked and loaded. All we need now is you. We’ll be hanging out at the ShowBox SoDo from 6pm to 10pm. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products on stage, and one will eventually be crowned the winner. Plus, there will be plenty of time to drink alcohol and network… Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    One down, one to go. We’re headed from a successful pitch-off in Austin to a surely successful pitch-off in Seattle. Ten startups will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges. You already know which startups to expect on stage, but we’re now proud to announce our esteemed judges: Sonal Mane, Microsoft Startups Sonal runs National Programs for the US… Read More

  • FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital, the investment firm behind companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, Tapad, Schoology, has today announced $480 million in new funds. This money will be split between two separate funds, with $275 million going into FirstMark IV (an early stage fund), and $205 million headed to the Opportunity Fund (for later stage companies and follow-on deals for… Read More

  • Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include existing investors such as Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime. As part of the deal, Norwest Venture Partners managing partner Jeff Crowe will be joining Talkspace’s… Read More

  • FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry, the social media sensation that has taken Instagram by storm, has today launched his first physical product in the form of a card game. Not unlike Cards Against Humanity, ‘What Do You Meme?’ is a game meant for a bigger group of people who want to laugh their way into a stupor. Here’s how it works: There are two different types of cards — meme cards and… Read More

  • Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    At today’s WWDC Keynote, Apple swung open the gates for developers. Not only has the company opened up Siri to third-party developers, but it’s also letting third-party devs into sacred space: messages. With iMessage Apps, users can simply open up an app drawer from right within the Messages app to interact with others (and apps) at the same time. Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    As Rafiki once said, it is time. The Austin Meetup goes down tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited to have some of the brightest new startups in the area pitch on our stage. And now, with great pleasure, it’s time to introduce the judges who will join us on stage and help us determine a winner. Without any further ado: Joshua Baer, Capital Factory Joshua Baer helps people… Read More

  • Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber has today announced the public launch of its UberRUSH API, letting any developer offer delivery of their products through Uber. UberRush launched back in October of 2015, offering same-day delivery of items through the app. It was a basic courier service, with deliveries via both Uber cars and bike messengers. In January, the company took it a step further with the launch of a private… Read More

  • Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery

    Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery

    Blippar, the augmented reality app that gives you a deeper look at the world around you, has today unveiled a redesigned version of the app that focuses on discovery. Blippar’s visual search tool can recognize hundreds of millions of items, at least on a category level. Some of these items are simply recognized as ‘building’ or ‘skirt’, whereas other items can… Read More

  • Tinder discontinues service for users under 18

    Tinder discontinues service for users under 18

    Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian. The dating app has allowed everyone 13 years of age or older to use the app since it launched back in 2012. Anyone between 13 and 17 years old was only allowed to match with others in that pool. However, that is all changing… Read More

  • Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups

    Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups

    In less than a week, TechCrunch is hitting the road to visit Austin and Seattle on June 14 and June 16, respectively. And with us, we bring the TechCrunch Pitch-offs. We’ve just selected 10 startups to pitch their wares in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges, including local VCs and TechCrunch writers. Today, we are proud to announce our… Read More

  • Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready to reward you for your gameplay. Today the company launched Swarm Perks and Swarm Challenges, both of which offer real-world rewards to users. Let’s start with Perks. Swarm Perks is a discount… Read More

  • Get your Startup Battlefield applications in now!

    Get your Startup Battlefield applications in now!

    Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open. We’re looking for new, yet-to-launch startups to debut on stage in front of top investors and a massive audience. Former judges include Brian Pokorny (SV Angel), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Beth Seidenberg (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) and Jeff Clavier (SoftTech… Read More

  • Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany. Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the second-local edition following the launch of Refinery29 in the UK. Refinery29 launched back in 2005 with a hard focus on hyper-local fashion news. Since, it has built out numerous verticals to become a… Read More

  • How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history

    How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history

    Google might be eavesdropping more than you had originally imagined, though not on purpose. Since June 2015, Google has been storing personal data on its users on a website, where users only have access to their own information. The feature works a bit like a digital diary, storing web searches, YouTube history, and (you guessed it!) Google Voice Search history. The issue with Voice Search is… Read More

  • This is your last day to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle

    This is your last day to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle

    This is your last chance. At the end of the day, applications will close for the TC Pitch-offs, going down in Austin and Seattle in a couple of weeks. And I don’t want you to miss out. We’ve already gotten dozens of applicants for both Austin (June 14) and Seattle (June 16), but in the end, only ten companies will compete. Each will be given exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to… Read More

  • Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly

    Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly

    Tinder is set to unveil a new experience for transgender users within the next couple of months. Thus far, the app has never accounted for the non-gender-conforming demographic, instead exclusively serving cisgender users through filters for male and female only, both to self-identify and to search. Read More

  • Apple App Store goes down

    Apple App Store goes down

    It appears that the Apple App Store, on both mobile and desktop, is experiencing some technical difficulty. The outage is reported to have started around 3:30pm ET, and Apple’s Support site confirms the outage. At first, it was only the App Store that was malfunctioning, not allowing users to download new apps or search through the store. Users attempting to surf the App Store are… Read More

  • 21 Elon Musk quotes that give us a glimpse inside his brain

    There is something magnetic about Elon Musk. A visionary, the CEO of two companies, and a builder of the future, Musk has a way of discussing highly complex topics; from space travel to the business of battery technology to the consequences of AI – with a clarity and optimism that make it easier to believe in a bright future.
    Here are some of the best bits from Musk’s… Read More