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Terri Burns Makes History as First Black Female Partner at Alphabet-Backed VC Firm GV

According to All Raise, the number of female decision-makers in the venture capital world grew from 9 at the end of 2017 to 13 percent this past February. Terri Burns, a computer science major with product management experience, originally joined GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, in 2017 as a Principal on the Investing Team.

Just a few years later she is now an investment partner. With her new position she has the ability to write checks and at age 26, Burns will make history as the firm’s youngest-ever partner.Early Career

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2016 from New York University

Associate product manager at Twitter

Major Milestones

- Worked on the creation of HAGS, an app created by Gen-Z founders looking to transform a broader social site for high schoolers

- First black and youngest Investment ipartner at GV, formerly Google Ventures

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Now, as a partner on the investing team, Burns is responsible for adding to GV’s portfolio and writing checks to entrepreneurs.

“It’s really great that we are moving into a space where different types of people — young people, folks of color — are getting a seat at the table and having lots of opportunities,'” Terri tells CNBC Make It.