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Google’s venture fund, GV, has promoted one of its own junior staffers to scope out the next big thing with Generation Z.
At 26, Terri Burns is the youngest person ever to become an investing partner at the firm. She joined Google’s investment arm about three years ago from Twitter, where she was an associate product manager.
so,,, i made partner🤪 https://t.co/JPj0Oyb6bB
— Terri Burns (@tcburning) October 14, 2020
Already, Burns has led investments in two companies geared for a younger audience. She cut a check into HAGs, a social network of sorts that tries to replace traditional yearbooks at a time when kids aren’t physically in schools.
The other investment has yet to be announced.
Dave Munichiello, a general partner at GV, described Burns as someone who’s as comfortable in board meetings as she is in technical deep dives. She brings a “contagious enthusiasm” and a “keen attention to detail” to her work as a principal, and “goes out of her way to build long-term relationships in support of our portfolio,” Munichiello wrote.
The promotion follows a shakeup at the venture firm over the summer. It laid off seven employees, or about 8% of its staff, who were in positions related to operations, events, partnerships, and recruiting engineers to work at portfolio companies.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech