Carla Harris checks in with Jewel Burks Solomon, head of Google for Startups in the U.S. and co-founder of Partpic, which she sold to Amazon in 2016. Jewel discusses the importance of self-care and how she's advising companies to think creatively in this time of COVID-19.
Welcome back to Access & Opportunity. Because we are currently living in unprecedented times with COVID-19, this is not your traditional episode of Access & Opportunity. As we all try to manage this global pandemic, we're checking in with some of our favorite guests from previous seasons. We want to understand how they've adjusted their schedules, their businesses, their outlook, and their investing style. Together we want to write a new playbook and emerge from this experience stronger than ever.
On this episode, we welcome back entrepreneur and investor Jewel Burks Solomon. After selling her company Partpic to Amazon in 2016, Jewel has been working to level the investment playing field through her position as Managing Partner at Collab Capital and head of Google for Startups in the U.S. Jewel shares the entrepreneurial perspective of navigating businesses during these times, as well as the importance of companies taking inventory of their needs and expenses. We get the opportunity to hear from Jewel the entrepreneur, and Jewel the corporate investor, and it is valuable.