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Haje Jan Kamps

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How to understand the financial levers in your business

Haje Jan Kamps Contributor Share on Twitter 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. More posts by this contributor Apple is an exception to nearly every rule Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator […] → Read More

Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

Haje Jan Kamps Contributor Share on Twitter 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. Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around in my bag before […] → Read More

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don't know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot.. → Read More

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don't know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot.. → Read More

Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

E-books are a lot of things. Convenient. Good for the environment. Usually cheaper than printed books. One thing they’re rarely accused of is being good-looking. Ugly books is what 180g is declaring war on with a completely revamped, 2.0 version of Vellum. Oh, and in the process, they’re adding support for making wood-pulp books, too. Fancy. → Read More

Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

E-books are a lot of things. Convenient. Good for the environment. Usually cheaper than printed books. One thing they’re rarely accused of is being good-looking. Ugly books is what 180g is declaring war on with a completely revamped, 2.0 version of Vellum. Oh, and in the process, they’re adding support for making wood-pulp books, too. Fancy. → Read More

Your windows become powerful with SolarGaps

If you're about to replace your roof, Tesla has you covered, but roofs have a long life span, and besides, not all of us have the luxury/misery of having a.. → Read More

Peer-to-peer travel agency TRVL raises $2.7m to crowd-ify travel planning

Through Lyft and Uber, the sharing economy has taken a charge at cabs. Airbnb is making hotels palpitate in their pants. If TRVL has its way, it's the travel.. → Read More

Peer-to-peer travel agency TRVL raises $2.7M to crowd-ify travel planning

Through Lyft and Uber, the sharing economy has taken a charge at cabs. Airbnb is making hotels palpitate in their pants. If TRVL has its way, it's the travel.. → Read More

Homey’s PowerUp is the MacBook charger Apple should have made

Trust Apple to be courageous enough to strip away all the old-fashioned USB ports. And trust the rest of us to realize that 90 percent of our peripherals.. → Read More

Homey’s PowerUp is the MacBook charger Apple should have made

Trust Apple to be courageous enough to strip away all the old-fashioned USB ports. And trust the rest of us to realize that 90 percent of our peripherals.. → Read More

Completed wants to take on LinkedIn with a Yelp-style rating model

If Black Mirror is anything to go by, rating everyone around you isn't always a great idea, but Completed wants to make it easier to rate and rank the.. → Read More

Kickstarter launches a “request for projects” program

You can't be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y.. → Read More

Kickstarter launches a ‘request for projects’ program

You can't be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y.. → Read More

PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal

PicoBrew has been making beer brewing easy for a while. The company's current Kickstarter campaign has been running for a couple of weeks. Today, the company.. → Read More

PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal

PicoBrew has been making beer brewing easy for a while. The company's current Kickstarter campaign has been running for a couple of weeks. Today, the company.. → Read More

Why do airlines overbook their flights?

We’ve all been there: You turn up to the gate and there are more passengers than there are seats on the plane. You wouldn’t be the first person to think, “If you only have 200 seats, why would you sell more than 200 tickets?” It turns out there are excellent reasons for doing this, powered by money, efficiency and a whole lot of statistical analysis. → Read More

Char.gy taps into lampposts to charge your electric car

If you have a garage with a power socket, an electric car makes an awful lot of sense. If you park on the street, however, the infrastructural challenge of keeping your electron-powered vehicle topped up becomes complicated enough that perhaps sticking to driving on squished dinosaurs makes sense for a while longer. Until Char.gy comes along, that is. → Read More

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for them on occasion. Moodelizer wants to put the.. → Read More

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for them on occasion. Moodelizer wants to put the.. → Read More