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: HBO Max is pulling 36 shows this week — Here’s the list

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Your startup needs someone to be its lead storyteller

Dissect the challenges. Celebrate the solutions. Tell the stories.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck

Mi Terro takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, fed as food to animals and much more. Here's the teardown of its pitch deck.

Do we really need a $340, Wi-Fi enabled toaster?

If you’ve heard of Tineco, it’s probably because the 24-year-old company has been making vacuums and hair dryers for a hot minute. The company’s next product is a $339 toaster that c

Daily Crunch: Google will unplug its IoT Core service in August 2023

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Motion capture becomes more accessible as Rokoko raises at $80M valuation

South Korean company Naver Z is the brain behind the popular 3D-avatar app Zepeto. Today, the company announced it made a strategic investment in the Danish animation and motion capture company Rokoko

As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works

Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.

Getting power from poop, with Levidian’s Loop

The U.K. water processing industry produces a godawful amount of biogas annually. The gasses are primarily used to generate operational heat and power on-site, or they can be turned into biomethane an

Google makes robots smarter by teaching them about their limitations

If you’ve used a smart voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri and whatever-Google’s-smart-assistant-is-called, you’ll probably have noticed that the tech is getting smarter every day. G

Daily Crunch: 7 months after emerging from stealth, YC alum Arc secures $20M Series A

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Daily Crunch: Meta backs SMB e-commerce app launched by former Facebook engineering manager

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VinFast says preorders ‘will get a $7,500 rebate,’ federal tax credit or not

We wrote that the Vietnamese EV car company VinFast is bringing its EV companies to the U.S. Since then, Congress announced it is making changes to the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, mean

Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Five Flute’s $1.2M pre-seed deck

Today, we tear down the pitch deck that landed Five Flute a $1.2 million pre-seed round.

Kuri is an app that wants to reduce your food’s carbon footprint

Climate change and the industrial food complex are intrinsically linked. As that sinks in to the public consciousness, more and more people ask the question “What can I do to help reduce my impa

Orange EV raises a truckload of cash to make yard trucks less dinosaur-y

Sure, they aren’t as sexy as a Tesla, and they don’t get the press columns of long-haul trucking, but so-called yard trucks are an interesting subset of vehicles that benefit disproportion

Mawi launches a patch to track your heart health faster and in real time

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of needing continuous EKG monitoring, you’ve probably used a Holter monitor. It’s like carrying a 1980s walkman made of metal with a bunch of wires

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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Startups, if your CEO isn’t running your fundraising, you’re doing it wrong

In my past as an investor and in my present as a pitch coach, I have come across a surprising number of companies where someone who’s not part of the founder team is out there trying to raise mo

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp extends its unsend time limit to ‘a little over two days’

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