VP of Sales & Business Development, Ennube Solutions
Jesse is a serial tech entrepreneur, educator, philanthropist, investor, advisor, mentor, and a passionate evangelist for the global Latinx tech community. He was recently honored to attend the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos as a delegate for the 1st U.S. Hispanic Delegation led by the We Are All Human Foundation.
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 Record by the House of Representatives for their work around Picosito.com
He is the cofounder of Latino Startup Alliance (LSA, 2011) whose mission is to empower Latino tech founders and has grown organically to over 1K+ members globally. He has been honored with multiple visits to the White House (Tech Inclusion), two visits to the Clinton Global Initiative and co-chaired a delegation of twelve Latinos in Tech to Israel (Startup Nation).
In 2016, LSA fostered a strategic partnership with Republic (Equity crowdfunding) and co-leads the LSA Republic Community of 500+ member investors. Recently, he has been a capital advisor for multiple cohorts for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.
He was also the co-founder of Avion – the first pre-accelerator supporting Latina tech founders.
Jesse is a startup advisor to Opt Health, LaDaDa (exit), madeBOS, Athletix, DiveIn, Traiilo, Pitch Genius, DentiDesk & Bedrock Analytics and honored to mentor many. He was also an advisor to Hackers/Founders Co-op, the SXSW 2016 & 2018 Pitch Accelerator, a UN Delegate for Blockchain for Impact, and a TechCrunch’s 9th & 10th Annual Crunchies Board Member.
Jesse is currently the VP of Sales & Business Development for Ennube Solutions and part of the founding team, providing Salesforce solutions and training both in the U.S. and LATAM.
He is also a venture partner at VamosVentures, a fund focused on U.S. Latino-led and diverse founder startups, a venture partner at Republic – a crowdfunding platform, a member/speaker of We Are All Human: Hispanic Promise & Leadership Summits and a co-founder for the Titan Institute.