Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr. quotes on growth

Founder at ChapterOne, an early-stage product fund. Building Product Club this summer. Before VP Product, Revenue at Tinder.

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1

Most startup pitches underweight on distribution strategy. You can build the best product - but if you distribute through the same channels as everyone else, you aren’t being creative enough. Create a distribution strategy that surprises the people you pitch. You’ll stand out.

2

GTM strategy: Build a good product.

3

Waitlists are the new MVP: Make sure your product is worth the wait. I see founders copy Robinhood waitlist mechanics — then realize that waitlists only drive growth when customers are insanely excited to use your product. Focus on your core product. Then ask people to wait.

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"Dashboard paralysis" happens when you stare at the same metrics every single day. You accept these metrics as your reality, stop innovating & become obsessed with optimizing a small set of KPIs. Your product needs a bigger vision than dashboards. Don't stare at them too long.

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Scarcity only works if people *really* want your product. I'm seeing a new wave of startups who are creating "Supreme for [x]" only to realize that nobody cares. Hypebeast culture is not a replacement for building products that solve a real problem in our lives.

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Tech startups were more focused on community building from 2010-2015. There were more startups doing Uber style city launches & playbooks were built for activating communities. As we move away from “local rollouts” we should still focus on community. A powerful product moat.

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Challenges at a high growth company: 1. Be disciplined about hiring the right people. It can take months before you make an offer. That's okay. 2. Transition from "everyone owns a bit of everything" to "everyone owns one thing" & empower teams. 3. Hire more senior employees.

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Amazing product > growth hacking

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Repurchase behavior is the most important metric for revenue products. Customer is telling you they enjoyed the experience. Focus on this.

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I've met hundreds of growth hackers. Amazing how few of them have actually built a successful product.

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