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: It’s AI day for Tesla, but we’re here for the cringey texts 

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Daily Crunch: Google to sunset Stadia in January 2023, will refund hardware purchases

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Rokoko’s $3M strategic extension deck

For this week's pitch deck teardown, I've got something slightly unusual: Rokoko's $3 million strategic extension deck that valued the company at $80 million.

Daily Crunch: Fast Company hacker sends 2 ‘obscene and racist’ notifications to Apple News users

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Amazon sheds some light on your would-be intruders with Blink Floodlight

Weighing in at $100, Amazon’s new Blink Floodlight camera brings more brightness and smarts to its camera line. The company also launched a brand-new $30 Blink Mini Pan Tilt mount, giving securi

Daily Crunch: NASA sings ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ as DART spacecraft strikes asteroid

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Daily Crunch: Cloudflare rolls out new mobile services to secure employees’ smartphones

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Daily Crunch: London-based spatial computing startup Hadean closes $30 million Series A

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Looking at 320 pitch decks, here’s what science tells us works best

Investors are spending 24% less time looking at pitch decks in 2022, compared to 2021. On average, you have just under three minutes to convince them to take a meeting with you. In fact, for decks tha

Daily Crunch: A closer look at Google’s remote-controlled $30 Chromecast

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Party Round’s $7M pre-seed deck

Let's take a look at the deck that Party Round used to raise $7 million.

Share your carbon-adjusted earnings per share number, you cowards

If my PR inbox is anything to go by (trust me, it is), companies, and especially stock-market listed megacorps, are scrambling to out-green each other with tales of how the planet will be taking breat

Daily Crunch: Moonlighters eclipsed — Wipro lets go of 300 employees who were working for its rivals

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The 5 most interesting startups in this IndieBio cohort

The startups in this IndieBio cohort are health-forward, with nine focusing on the health of the planet and four tackling challenges in human health.

This site tells you if photos of you were used to train the AI

Deepfakes, AI-generated porn and a thousand more innocent uses — there’s been a lot of news about neural network-generated images. It makes sense that people started getting curious; were

Daily Crunch: Revolut advises users to take caution after hacker breach triggers phishing campaign

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Daily Crunch: Rockstar’s whoopsie means you can get an early look at GTA 6

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Pano has a burning desire to apply AI smarts to wildfire detection

As the weather gets hot and dry, things get a little bit tense these days. While it’s been possible for humans to be on the lookout for fires (there are even organizations that make it easy to v

Brelyon is turning heads with immersive virtual monitors

MIT spin-off Brelyon first showed off its tech at CES in Vegas back in January. Today it is announcing it has raised a chunk of cash, and I spoke to the company’s CEO to get a heads-up on what h

Stop spending so much time on your product when pitching to investors

It's natural for founders to live and breathe for their customers and product, but the dirty little secret of fundraising is that your investors are extraordinarily unlikely to care about your product
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