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Jewel Burks Solomon

Jewel Burks Solomon is Managing Partner at Collab Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund she launched to close the funding gap for Black entrepreneurs.

Prior to leading Collab Capital, Jewel was Head of Google for Startups US, where she created initiatives that have deployed over $45M in non-dilutive capital to Black and Latino-led businesses since 2020. Jewel's passion for leveling the playing field for Black founders was born from her own experience. Jewel was the 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.

Jewel serves on the boards of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Endeavor Atlanta, JP Morgan's Advancing Black Pathways and the Center for American Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Jewel received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Howard University. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and son.