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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Pitch Deck Teardown: Helu.io’s $9.8M Series A deck

Can Austrian startup Helu.io, which completed a €9.8 million round in July and focuses on financial planning and analysis, show the rest of us how a pitch deck should be done?

Escend is bringing neck-breaking micromobility to your feet

Escend is a U.K.-based startup that must have figured that scooters were too big, instead deciding to shrink micromobility even further (what are we calling this — picomobility?), adding a batte

Kav spools up a 3D printing factory for bike helmets in Silicon Valley

I’m not a doctor, but I’ve been led to believe that heads and brains are important parts of human infrastructure, and protecting them makes a lot of sense. The other thing worth keeping in

Daily Crunch: Twilio CEO: Laying off 11% of company’s workforce is ‘wise and necessary’

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Maker of the $3,000 podcast mic array raises $3.6M

Norwegian startup Nomono this week announced that it has raised $3.6 million. The audio firm is still classifying the raise as part of a seed round, in spite of having additionally raised around $12.4

DJI turns the world of action cams on its side with the Osmo Action 3

DJI is best known for its quadcopter drones, but over the past few years, the company has been picking a few interesting fights with established players in adjacent markets. Today, DJI is releasing th

EV charging platform Monta raises at $155M valuation to expand into the US

EV charging company Monta has been building out EV charging solutions to make it easier to charge electric vehicles everywhere. It started in Europe, but it just raised an additional $30 million from

Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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The Merge is upon us (and other TC news)

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we talked with Natasha about the Y Combinator Demo Day for the Summer 2022 cohort; the highs, the lows, the new management and whether the accelerator moving to be

This coffee machine wants to make capsules a thing of the past

We’re all pretty bored of plastic or aluminum capsules for coffee-making, and I guess buying pre-ground coffee, a beans-to-cup machine or just grinding your own beans is too much work for some f

What Minneapolis investors are looking for (hint: It’s not just Minnesota startups)

For this week’s City Spotlight: Minneapolis, I had the honor of interviewing Mary Grove, managing partner of Bread & Butter Ventures, and Justin Kaufenberg, managing director of Rally Ventur

Daily Crunch: Former employee says Patreon has laid off its entire security team

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Daily Crunch: Tim Cook weighs in on standardized messaging features: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’

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The biggest moonshots in YC’s S22 batch

Do bigger checks lead to bigger swings? Y Combinator’s latest participants are the second batch to land a $500,00 check as part of the accelerator’s recently refreshed standard deal. And while the

As a scuba diver, I would gladly trust my life to the Apple Watch. Here’s why.

Earlier today I wrote a piece about Apple Watch Ultra’s new scuba-diving feature, and a lot of folks came out of the woodwork to tell me they wouldn’t trust a “dive toy” to kee

Daily Crunch: Apple launches new iPhone 14, a rugged Apple Watch, and more

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Go plug yourself, Apple — Can we please just have USB-C on the iPhone already?

As part of the Hardware team here at TechCrunch, I love me a good Apple event, and this one was, er, eventful. I’m an active human who loves scuba diving, so the Apple Watch Ultra seems like an

With iPhone 14 Pro, your screen can always be on

You know what sucks? Having to turn your phone’s screen on just to check whether you have notifications or to check the time. With the new Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iOS 16, Apple introduces its &#

Apple iPhone 14 gets new camera hardware and computational photography powers

People use their phones for all sorts of things, but “photography” is top of the list for many. Apple knows this, and points out that iPhone users took more than 3 trillion photos in the p
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