Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Managing Editor

Jordan Crook is a Managing Editor based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology. Jordan leads programming on TechCrunch\’s flagship event, the world-renowned Disrupt conference. You may recognize her from her appearances hosting that event and moderating panels and fireside chats.

She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

You can email her at jordan@techcrunch.com.

The Latest from Jordan Crook

Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett and investor Marlon Nichols will break down the path to seed-stage funding

Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors. On an upcoming episode o

Seven Seven Six, the new venture firm from Alexis Ohanian, closes $150 million Fund 1

In June of last year, Alexis Ohanian announced that he was leaving Initialized Capital, the venture firm he co-founded alongside Garry Tan in 2011. Nearly a year later, he’s announcing that his

ShelfLife, a marketplace for raw materials, raises $3 million seed round

Two years ago, Lillian Cartwright teamed up with some fellow Harvard Business School students to launch a new spiked seltzer brand called Astrid. Despite all the tools that make launching a D2C brand

Toast’s Aman Narang and BVP’s Kent Bennett on how customer obsession is everything

Toast has raised more than $900 billion and is reportedly valued at over $5 billion. But back in 2011, no one knew this startup would see such meteoric success.

Liteboxer, the Peloton of boxing, raises $20 million Series A

Liteboxer, the Peloton for boxing, has announced the close of a $20 million Series A funding round led by Nimble Ventures. B. Riley Venture Capital participated, alongside existing investors Raptor Gr

Emergence’s Lotti Siniscalco and Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong will join us on Extra Crunch Live

For all that’s said about fundraising and working alongside investors, rarely do we get to see founders and their investors in candid conversation with one another. Extra Crunch Live is changing

Announcing the Disrupt 2021 Extra Crunch Stage Agenda

Disrupt 2020 was an absolute banger of a conference, but we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. We have an incredible Disrupt in store for you this September 21-23, with an amazing lineup of spe

Simplified raises $2.2 million in seed to bring automated content creation to marketers

Simplified, a marketing-focused design software looking to take on Canva, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by Craft Ventures. Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg, former Uber C

JOKR launches in New York with a different take on on-demand delivery

For years now, the world of retail has been evolving. Whether it’s next-day delivery with Amazon Prime or subscription D2C services or on-demand delivery from Postmates, we’re growing incr

LIVE: Coda’s Shishir Mehrotra and Madrona’s S. Somasegar talk taking on Google on Extra Crunch Live

Collaborative software is so hot right now, but the space is also incredibly crowded. It can be hard to rise above the noise, but Coda has managed to do so with $140 million in funding and a valuation

Kudos, with its cotton-based, eco-friendly diaper, soaks up $2.4 million in seed funding

If you’ve experienced parenthood, you’re well versed in the surprisingly small world of disposable diapers. Help may be on the way. Kudos, a startup that is looking to reinvent the disposa

mmhmm, the video conferencing software, kicks off summer with a bunch of new features

mmhmm, the communications platform developed by Phil Libin and the All Turtles team, is getting a variety of new features. According to Libin, there are parts of video communication today that can not

Vise CEO Samir Vasavada and Sequoia’s Shaun Maguire break down the art of the pitch

"The deck has to show that you're solving an important problem, that you've got the path to an important solution, that there is a big market opportunity, and that your team is positioned to execute."

Treet, with $2.8 million in seed funding, gets brands involved in the resale market

Treet, a company rethinking the resale retail market, announced the close of a $2.8 million seed round today. The financing comes from Bling Capital, Matchstick Ventures, Techstars, BAM Ventures, BBG

Parametrix Insurance raises $17.5 million to offer cloud downtime insurance

Insurtech is picking up steam in a big way, but startup Parametrix thinks there is still plenty of room left to innovate. The company, which today announced the close of a $17.5 million funding round,

Brian Chesky describes a faster, nimbler post-pandemic Airbnb

TechCrunch sat down with Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO, to discuss the future of travel and what it was like leading the world's biggest travel startup during a global pandemic.

Twilio invests in adaptive communications platform Hyro

Hyro, formerly Airbud, is today announcing the close of a $10.5 million Series A financing round led by Spero Ventures, with participation from Twilio and Mindset Ventures. Existing investors Hanaco V

Airbnb doubles down on flexible search, improves the host flow in preparation for summer 2021

As we head into the summer of vaccination, travel is bound to start bouncing back from the lows of 2020, and Airbnb is betting it will look very different than it did in the pre-COVID era. The home-sh

Bessemer’s Kent Bennett and Toast’s Aman Narang to discuss how to become a unicorn on ECL

Toast has a reported valuation over $5 billion and has raised more than $900 million since launch. The restaurant POS service has clearly been on a rapid growth trajectory, but how has the company nav

Check out the top-notch founders and investors joining us on Extra Crunch Live in June

In the past month, we’ve gotten a look at Poshmark’s early fundraising pitch deck with CEO Manish Chandra and Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha, heard where the biggest opportunities lie in t
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