At Chapter One we’ve been inspired by the innovation coming from the crypto and web3 ecosystem.

Power is shifting from institutions to individuals, consumers are becoming owners, and a new wave of decentralized companies is enabling opportunity for groups of all beliefs and sizes.

Crypto isn’t just a financial medium…

A few years ago, I started Chapter One with a very simple concept — there should be a venture fund that focuses exclusively on helping founders with all things product. Not the craziest idea.

The concept resonated. Our first fund has become a product partner to 40+ founders from the…

We have seen a trend the past few years of startups who are building in public. Founders share their daily successes and failures to build an early community, usually on Twitter.

We often tell our founders to build in public, but for productivity software, we recommend another approach.

Raycast is…

At Chapter One, smaller is better. When I created Fund One, I wanted to keep AUM small to make sure I know what the hell I am doing.

I’ve seen first time fund managers raise massive funds, which is cool, but I’ve always thought of Chapter One as being a…

In the past week, I have received emails from many talented people who have have been impacted by COVID-19. One of my first questions to each person has been “have you ever thought about starting a company?”

I was pleasantly surprised that many people said “yes” — they will consider…

In San Francisco, there is a small music venue called Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley. I used to go there when I was young and cool.

I sometimes went to the venue on a random night and saw people waiting in long lines for a band I had never heard…

Jeff Morris Jr.

Founder and investor @ChapterOne. Previously led revenue @Tinder ($MTCH). Became #1 top grossing app. Follow me @jmj.

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