He has spent over 20+ years in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and is originally from Houston, Texas along with being a proud Texas A&M Aggie. Jesse found his way to San Francisco in March 1997 where he first experienced what it meant to work for a startup. As employee 27, he got to see firsthand the building of a Silicon Valley company (funded by Sequoia Capital) that ultimately grew into a thousand employee corporation all in less than a year as it was acquired for $180 million by Frontier Communications.
As a serial entrepreneur, Jesse was the cofounder of Picosito.com (Bilingual Latino portal pioneer), Giggo (Spanish only Groupon-like pioneer), Media Relevance (Contextual media advertising for video), and Founder of CareerForce (Workforce development for the Salesforce economy) where he was incubated at the Salesforce Incubator (Now Accelerate) and was their first Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). In 1999, Jesse was honored with a U.S. Congressional
Jesse is a Founding Investment Partner at Resolved Ventures focused on diversity allocations for pre-IPO companies and a new generation of diverse LPs on cap tables. He is also a venture partner at VamosVentures, a $50M fund focused on U.S. Latino-led and diverse founder startups; a member of Top Latinx Tech Leaders; a member/speaker of We Are All Human: Hispanic Promise & Leadership Summits; co-founder for the Titan Institute. a Hispanic Star Bay Area Hub Leader, and a Jesse is proud to be back in his hometown working on establishing their new strategic HQ for Latinx Startup Alliance at The Ion to support Latinx tech founders and the tech ecosystem in Houston along with the State of Texas. He is also on the Plaza Tec (The Ion) Advisory Board. Jesse grew up in the neighborhood of Northside Houston, attended HISD schools graduating from Sam Houston High School with a certificate in Vocational Drafting.