Jewel Burks Solomon is the Head of Google for Startups in the US. In this role, Jewel works to level the playing field for underrepresented startup founders and communities by connecting them with the best of Google’s products, people and best practices. In addition to this role, Jewel also serves as Managing Partner at Collab Capital, an early-stage investment fund she launched to close the funding gap for Black entrepreneurs.
Jewel’s work and mission is about creating more access to the technology innovation ecosystem. Prior to leading Google for Startups and Collab Capital, Jewel was Founder/CEO of Partpic, a startup that was acquired by Amazon in 2016, which streamlined the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision technology. After the acquisition of Partpic, Jewel became a product leader at Amazon’s Visual Search and AR team. She led the integration of Partpic’s technology and launched it as Amazon PartFinder in 2018 to the over 150M users of Amazon’s Mobile Shopping App.
Before founding Partpic, Jewel held management and sales roles at McMaster-Carr and Google, Inc. Jewel received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University. She is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.