Haje Jan Kamps

Haje Jan Kamps is the director of portfolio at Bolt, a venture capital firm focused on hardware startups and enabling technologies. He was also a staff writer for TechCrunch.

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Leica’s new camera costs $20,000 and has zero megapixels

Okay, Leica, have a seat, we need to talk for a minute. I know you’re one of the iconic camera brands. I love my Leica M3 so much that I got a vasectomy so I wouldn’t have to give up my fi

3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative

The terms are relative, and it’s the job of a journalist to get as close to the truth as possible (and push back when fluff is used as a replacement for truth).

Wondermed pulls $4,600K out of a hole to ply you with ketamine

For those of us who’ve been a little bit wobbly on the mental health front over the past couple of years, there are a bunch of options starting to crop up. The on-demand chat-based therapy optio

Pitch Deck Teardown: WayRay’s $80M Series C deck

WayRay's deck consists of a whopping 75 slides — around 50 more than I would typically recommend — and it's clear that the founders took a different tack than what we're used to seeing these days.

Is that a ski coach in your boot, or are you just happy to see me?

It’s like a Fitbit, except you add it to your ski boots to get data-driven tuition to figure out where you’re doing well and where there’s space to improve. Carv claims it became “the largest

Wilco gamifies your path through your software engineering career

Israeli startup Wilco describes itself as “an immersive upskilling platform for software developers,” and snuck out of stealth this week with its first public version and a stash box with $7 milli

Daily Crunch: With $153M Series C, LeadSquared becomes India’s newest unicorn

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LG Nova announces its Mission for the Future startup selectees

In January, I got under the skin of LG Nova — electronics and appliances giant LG’s internal startup incubator — and its search for a different way of doing a corporate accelerator.

Pentaform launches AbacusBasic, the ‘world’s most affordable PC’

Forgive me if I’m over here, in the corner, having vibrant flashbacks to the Commodore 64, my very first computer. Today, Pentaform launches its AbacusBasic, a computer built into a keyboard. It

Daily Crunch: Citing ‘overreaching activism,’ SpaceX reportedly fires workers who decried Musk’s behavior

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Daily Crunch: SpaceX employees blast Musk’s tweets as a ‘source of distraction and embarrassment’

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Ergeon’s $40M Series B deck

Ergeon, the fence-building startup founded by a licensed contractor and the co-founder of Upwork, shared the pitch deck it used to raise a $40 million Series B.

Oh great, just what we need: eau de caffeine

Of all the dumb pitches that crossed my desk today, this one might just take the dewy-eyed prize for “oh good heavens, this is an awful idea.” Pzaz (presumably pronounced “pizazz&#82

Coffee paraphernalia co Fellow brews up a round of funding

If you’re a fan of coffee, spend any time in fancy coffee shops or have a penchant for Kickstarter, you’ll probably have stumbled across Fellow at some point along the way. The nine-year-o

Daily Crunch: One week after expanding internationally, Dukaan says it has onboarded 1,000+ DTC brands

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Can they kick it? Yes, they can: Playermaker tracks athlete performance

If you’re a coach who’s ever thought, “Man, I wish there was a footwear-mounted performance tracker for my soccer team,” boy, do I have some excellent news for you. Playermaker

We’re entering an era of, um, creative accounting in startups

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Daily Crunch: Coinbase will reduce its workforce by 18% to ‘stay healthy during this downturn’ 

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Daily Crunch: AI voice platform used in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ sells to Spotify for undisclosed sum

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Daily Crunch: Upskilling edtech platform GOMYCODE closes $8M Series A

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