Julissa Arce is a technology entreprenuer and writer on innovation and start-ups. She is a co-founder and chief product officer of Common Equity, and leads the SocStock product team. Julissa is passionate about technology and financial innovation.

Previous to founding Common Equity, she was a Vice-President at Goldman Sachs in the Private Wealth Management Structured Product Business. As the second person on the team, she was instrumental to starting and growing the business to over $4bn in annual transactions, by leading teams of engineers in building reporting and trading systems, managing the scale process, and generating over $5bn in transactions. In her last three years at the firm, she headed the Latin American effort for the Structured Products Business. Julissa earned a degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Beyond building a business and writing about interesting start-ups, Julissa is a globe-trotter, die-hard fan of Longhorn college football, and passionate about providing access to education to high potential youth and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Esperanza Educational Fund.

You can read about her travels and adventures at mynextlife (http://www.mynextlife.tumblr.com/), and follow her passion for college football at heartfootball (http://www.heartfootball.tumblr.com/).

 

Recent posts by this Author


Springboard: Apply by January 29 to Accelerate in London

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10 Startup Lessons Learned at TechStars for a Day

Tech Stars

In the rapidly expanding world of incubators and accelerators, TechStars stands out as the Yale of law schools or  Harvard of business schools.  More than 1,200 companies will apply for the 12-15 spots available in the New York 2012 spring class. This past Saturday, about 70…

MyCityWay: 3 Ex-Wall Street Techies Went from Idea to $6M in Funding

MyCityWay

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5 Startup Tips for Non-Technical Co-Founders

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Drumbi: Helping You Prioritize Your Phone Calls

Drumbi

My brother sometimes calls me to tell me random things, like he’s hungry, and I answer all of his phone calls because, after all, he’s 18, applying for college and it might just be important. Another scenario: My co-founder calls me five times in a…

Name Your Own Ticket Price for Sporting Events and Concerts at Scorebig

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This year, I have visited 4 countries, 7 states, and 17 different cities, and it’s only July (this information is easy to track with Traxo). Whether you travel as much as I do, or you take one trip per year, one thing is true…