As an early-stage consumer investor, my #1 question to founders almost always regards defensibility. It’s easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles of consumer companies (related: The Value of a Velvet Rope), so I’ve found that returning to first principles keeps me…
Last year, Ryan Dawidjan wrote a piece about modern friends, or the relationships that originate and develop through digital channels (like forums…
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By Gaby Goldberg & Talia Goldberg. Originally published in Bessemer’s Atlas. Audio is experiencing a Cambrian moment, growing faster now than it ever…
You never get a second chance to make a first impression Over the past few months, I’ve been lucky to meet and work with Matt, Miles, and Jason at…
The Business Model of Good Taste
In consumer technology, everything old is new again. As products get flashier with more features and shinier buttons, we crave a return to our roots. In…
At Chapter One, we like to say we invest in cults. But what does that really mean? Here are a few examples from our portfolio: Roam Research, a…
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