Rachael is a global technology executive, an investor and advisor in numerous startups. Most recently, Rachael served as the Head of VC and Startup Partnerships at Google, where she drove strategic initiatives to partner with and transform the EMEA VC and startup ecosystem, with a focus on racial equity. Most notably, Rachael conceived, launched and led the first Black Founders Fund in the region. She also co-founded the Black Angel Group, a collective of current and former Alphabet employees that invest in early stage companies. Her past roles include EY, where she led marketing and business development for its world famous Entrepreneur of the Year program; American Express where she led the product management for its Business Gold Rewards card focused on small businesses; and Microsoft where she worked with MSN in its nascent days.
Rachael currently serves on the board of the Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust PLC (LON: USA) and as a scout for Sequoia. She also works closely with Soho House (NYSE: SHCO), most recently serving on their advisory board. Rachael holds an MBA from Wharton in Strategic Management and Marketing. She received her BSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania with minors in mathematics, psychology and economics.