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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Skydio takes flight with new drone docking stations for easy remote deployment

Autonomous drones have a tremendous amount of potentially valuable use cases, but even if the drones have the smarts to go and do their jobs by themselves they need to come home to base to recharge. S

Gaia raises $3M to bring more science to the art of forestry

It’s all good and well to sell a carbon credit, but if you chop down the tree representing that credit as soon as the money hits the bank account, it’s not exactly a win for the planet. Ga

Prisma Labs, maker of Lensa AI, says it is working to prevent accidental generation of nudes

We recently uncovered that Lensa AI can be tricked into creating NSFW images. When TechCrunch made the Prisma team aware of its findings, the company’s CEO replied with its findings. Prisma Lab&

UPDATED: It’s way too easy to trick Lensa AI into making NSFW images

Lensa has been climbing the app store hit lists with its avatar-generating AI that is making artists wave the red flag. Now there’s another reason to fly the flag: As it turns out, it’s po

Daily Crunch: Another Salesforce C-suite exit — Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield will step down in January

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If Rowy has its way, if you can use Excel, you can build software

Low- and no-code application building continues apace. Gently hum “Row row row your code, gently down the streams,” as we talk with the founder behind Rowy, the company that’s like A

Daily Crunch: ChatGPT’s user experience and implementation ‘should have Google scared’

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Boundary Layer pivots from container ships to hydrofoiling personal watercraft

Boundary Layer, which was gunning for local air freight, and announced a slew of launch partners earlier this year, today announced a shift in strategy, with some high-performance foiling personal wat

To da moon: Emm aims to innovate on the menstrual cup

Menstrual cups (sometimes known as “moon cups”) have been around since the 1930s, and it’s been a bloody long period since we’ve seen much innovation in that category. Emm just

Daily Crunch: SBF says he’s ‘had a bad month,’ but is he really giving us the full story?

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Hour One’s $20M Series A deck

Hour One used this deck to raise a $20 million Series A in April of this year.

Daily Crunch: Music fans revisit their year in music with Spotify Wrapped 2022

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StartupOS launches what it hopes will be the operating system for early-stage startups

Running a startup can be a chaotic time; a million things need to be built, done, tracked, analyzed, considered, reported and validated. Keeping an overview of it all can be hard, and there’s al

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
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