Catalysts that are derived from earth-abundant materials and display unique reactivity are of interest to the synthetic and the chemistry community as a whole. Although copper(I) hydride was discovered in the 1840s and widely applied in organic synthesis since the 1980s, the potential of a catalytic system has not been fully realized, and several reports in the past few years have demonstrated the applicability of this area of work. Our laboratory is interested in discovering new processes and applications that are catalyzed by copper(I) hydride complexes. Recently, we have disclosed the CuH-catalyzed hydroamination of olefins, a relatively abundant feedstock chemical. This straightforward system provides access to enantioenriched amines, a ubiquitous class of compounds that are often seen in pharmaceutical agents and biologically active natural products. We have also tried to understand this system through mechanistic investigations, and the application of this catalyst towards other chemical processes as well.