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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Daily Crunch: Apple announces its 2022 App Store Award winners

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We review Abby, a sleek one-plant weed farm for your apartment

Abby started its journey selling 120 or so of its “All-In-One Smart Hydroponic Grow Box” on Kickstarter, with a relatively modest $100,000 raised on the crowdfunding platform. The device p

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp rolls out new ‘Message Yourself’ feature globally

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Nufa lets you live up to unrealistic beauty standards at the tap of an app

It isn’t like Instagram is a beacon of truth as it is, but things are about to get a lot worse, as Nufa takes any image and sculpts you into the “after” picture dream that every gym

Logistics and procurement on autopilot is the future Cofactr wants to live in

Cofactr is a logistics and supply chain tech company that provides scalable warehousing and procurement for electronics manufacturers. The company today announced it raised a $6 million round of seed

This startup is bringing precision control for gamers to the humble keyboard

You wouldn’t drive a car or fly a plane if the only controls you had available were on/off switches for left and right or up and down, and yet that’s pretty much what gamers are stuck with

Apple and Huish devise clever pricing model for divers with Oceanic+ app

Oceanic+, developed by Huish Outdoors, made a splash at this year’s Apple Fall Event in September, when Apple pulled a surprise new watch out of its proverbial hat, the Apple Watch Ultra. One of

We went diving with the Apple Watch Ultra

In September, Apple launched the Apple Watch Ultra, which is not only waterproof to 100 meters (330 feet) in depth, but can also be used as a dive computer with the help of a companion app developed b

Pitch Deck Teardown: Juro’s $23M Series B deck

This deck worked; it helped Juro raise a $23 million Series B round. But is its deck any good? Let's take a closer look.

Daily Crunch: Vulnerable component in IoT devices poses ‘supply chain risk,’ Microsoft says

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Hearing aids may be the surprise holiday gift category nobody saw coming

Back in August, the FDA announced it was making a big change in the world of hearing aids: From October onward, hearing aids would be available without a prescription, over the counter. In a world whe

Daily Crunch: No-code fintech services startup Taktile closes $20M Series A round

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Daily Crunch: Finnish tech conference yanks $1M pitch contest prize from Russian co-founders

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Sateliot’s $11.4M Series A deck

Here's the pitch deck that enabled Sateliot to raise an $11.4 million round of funding to enable IoT devices to communicate with satellites.

Impacked packs up $2.5M to give the packaging industry a greener tint

Packaging is a trillion-dollar-per-year industry that, by and large, has some sustainability challenges. Impacked is a B2B company that’s bringing green tech to the forefront for everything from

Induction cooking heats up with a $20M cash injection for Impulse

All electric, everywhere, all of the time; that’s one of the many climate mantras. Induction stovetops take a lot of power, however — they can pull 40 amps at 240 volts. That’s the s

How the FirstBuild product co-creation studio is changing how new things are made

We spoke with André Zdanow, president at FirstBuild, about how the studio is building on the success of its nugget ice maker.

Daily Crunch: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried quits as crypto exchange files for bankruptcy

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Daily Crunch: Sequoia Capital writes off its $210M investment in crypto exchange FTX

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Syneroid’s $500K seed deck

Syneroid raised a $500,000 round to bring something halfway between microchips and dog collars to market. Its deck leaves a few things to be desired.
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