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Terri Burns


Terri Burns is a Principal at GV (Google Ventures), working on the investing team on sourcing and deal flow. GV's investments focus on the enterprise, life sciences, consumer, and frontier technology sectors; the firm spun out of Google in 2009 and runs as an independent fund, with Alphabet as its sole LP.

Terri is also on the fundraising team of the nonprofit All Raise, which aims to increase the diversity of funders and founders in the technology industry.

Prior to joining GV, Terri was a product manager at Twitter, where she helped improve the home timeline, and a developer evangelist at Venmo prior to that.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Terri graduated from the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences with a degree in computer science.

Terri is an international speaker, covering topics related to how technology impacts various communities and also a freelance writer on the topics of technology, diversity, and inclusion, having been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Scientific American, and Teen Vogue, among others.

She is also a board member of the nonprofit Brave Initiatives, which teaches coding skills to girls from underserved geographic and economic communities.

A member of Class 24, Terri is serving her fellowship at GV under the mentorship of General Partner Jessica Verrilli.