Jeff Morris Jr. is the founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One. He was previously the VP of Product, Revenue at Tinder. In the role, Tinder became the #1 top grossing app in the App Store and one of the top grossing products in mobile history...
As a product leader, Morris is passionate about building high performing teams and creating profitable products that delight customers.
At Tinder, Morris built the revenue team and led the creation of multiple blockbuster hits including Tinder Gold and Boost. These products broke industry records and helped increase the Match Group market cap by $8B+.
Menelaos Mazarakis is Chief of Staff and Investor at Chapter One. He previously worked in product at Facebook, where he led Instagram’s voter empowerment team focused on the US 2020 election. Instagram voter empowerment products resulted in the largest voter turnout operation in US history. He was also an early PM on the Novi consumer crypto team focusing on building merchant acceptance.
When not thinking about product user flows and evolving business models, Menelaos can be found instigating vigorous debates on geopolitics and how we can use technology to improve policy. He wrote his senior college thesis on AI policy at Penn where he graduated with a dual-degree from Wharton and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Jason is a multidisciplinary designer of products, brands, systems, and spaces with a deep love for craft, strong business acumen, and insatiable curiosity. Jason joined Chapter One from Stripe, where he built tools to serve the creative economy. Before that, he led design for in–person payments, including Stripe's first branded hardware products.
Before Stripe, Jason was at Gusto, where he led a multi-year rebrand + redesign, as well as the Design Systems team. He also designed Gusto's new office, which Inc named one of the "world's most beautiful" in 2019.
Jason also advises numerous early stage companies, helping them become more user-focused and design-driven.
Doug Dyer, Chief Financial Officer, joined in October 2021 after serving as Chapter One’s “outsourced CFO” since January. He brings unique insights from four years as an outsourced CFO to numerous PE/VC funds and from more than a decade as a LP and direct investor. Doug supports Chapter One across several key functions, including finance, operations, investor relations, and investing. Doug was previously an institutional LP and led private equity and venture capital investing at Texas Children’s Hospital, a $2B+ foundation.
Chief Executive Assistant
Jamie Lafollette is the Chief Executive Assistant for Chapter One and assists the team with various initiatives across the business. Prior to joining Chapter One Jamie worked most recently at PayStand, a FinTech start-up out of Silicon Valley. Jamie has over 15 years of experience working in various administration roles, primarily working with startups.
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