We're joined by the founders of Rocket Dollar to tell their amazing story of founding through Series A. Rocket Dollar is an Austin based financial technology and services company that helps Americans invest in alternative assets such as real estate, private equity, startups, venture capital, cryptocurrency, and more, with their retirement account.
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & VP of Marketing
Co-Founder & COO
Henry is CEO and Co-founder of Rocket Dollar, a web platform that lets people invest tax advantaged retirement monies into private and alternative investments. Henry was the founder of venture capital backed robo-advisor retirement plan platform Honest Dollar[acquired by Goldman Sachs], was the founder of MY Group LLC[acquired by Captrust], a $2.5 billion assets under management investment firm, and a Merrill Lynch Vice President.
Henry has many retirement industry accolades over his career. Henry is a Certified Financial Planner and was a finalist for the ASPPA/NAPA 401(k) Leadership Award and was recognized as a finalist for Plansponsor Magazine’s Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year. Henry shares his industry expertise as a speaker at several industry conferences, as well as having been featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, and Financial Times. He is extremely passionate about FinTech innovation in wealth management and has brought multiple innovative products and methodologies to the market.
Yoshida graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, has an MBA from Cornell University, and lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.
Thomas Young is an operations professional with years of experience in the start-up community. He started his career as the Utility Infielder for AngelSpan, Inc. before moving to a role as the Head of Operations at TCF, Inc. His integral belief in the right of the American worker to enjoy a financially secure retirement has motivated his career and ultimately led him to co-found Rocket Dollar.
Young currently lives in Austin and enjoys playing tennis and running when he’s not building product at Rocket Dollar. He is originally from Mexico City and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he pursued a degree in Economics.
Chris Palmisano is Founding Chief Operating Officer/Chief Revenue Officer at Rocket Dollar. He also serves on the company's board of directors. Prior, he held leadership roles in sales, marketing, business development, and operations at SolarWinds and Google.
He is a mentor at startup accelerators, a guest lecturer at business schools, an angel investor, Founding Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, and an advisor to CEOs.
Chris is a former Marine Corps officer and lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, an MS from Boston University, a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder & CEO
Chapter Director, Austin