Jarrod Yuster Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 7


Jarrod Yuster General Information


Mr. Jarrod Yuster is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Pico Quantitative Trading. He is a financial services industry veteran with more than 14 years in institutional equity trading. Most recently he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Merrill Lynch's Portfolio and Electronic Trading, where he oversaw the business from inception in 2002. He was responsible for sales, trading, risk, service, product development and quantitative analytics for these products worldwide. His trading products reached over 85 global equity markets and were used by institutional clients, hedge funds, broker-dealers and retail clients as well as Merrill Lynch's internal trading desks. His team built electronic and quantitative trading strategies and provided consulting to clients on execution, transaction cost analysis, trading technology and market structure. He was on the equity management committee responsible for strategic investments and partnerships and held several Director and Advisory roles for portfolio companies and industry committees (including a member of the NSX Board of Directors, OES Market group Board of Directors, FTEN Advisory Board, the NYSE electronic trading committee (ELTAC), and an NYSE seat in his name representing Merrill Lynch). He has extensive experience in starting trading businesses. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he led the quantitative and automated trading efforts in the portfolio trading group at Schwab Capital Markets where he joined a Schwab-led start-up investment bank, Epoch Partners, which was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2001. He has held positions in quantitative research and program trading at Bank of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities, both start-up trading desks. Prior to working on Wall Street, he worked as a product engineer, performing semiconductor research at Intel Corporation. He received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Yale University.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Jarrod Yuster Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Estimize 16-Jul-2015 Early Stage VC 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
CoachUp 21-Nov-2013 00000 00000 00.000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Enthuse (Application Software) 03-Dec-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 000000 000000
EmployInsight 29-Feb-2012 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Shareaholic 16-Nov-2011 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
StarStreet 14-Mar-2011 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
SocialSci 01-Jul-2010 00000 00000 000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 000000
Krossover Intelligence 21-Jun-2010 Angel (individual) 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
YouRenew 01-Jul-2009 Angel (individual) 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 000000

Jarrod Yuster Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Estimize 11-May-2021 Merger/Acquisition
SocialSci 30-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
Krossover Intelligence 25-May-2017 0000000000
Enthuse (Application Software) 01-Sep-2015 000 00 00000000
EmployInsight 13-Nov-2014 000000000000000000
StarStreet 25-Aug-2014 Merger/Acquisition 000
YouRenew 03-Dec-2012 Buyout/LBO

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Jarrod Yuster Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jarrod Yuster Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY

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