This 26-year-old is GV’s first Black female partner

At just 26, Terri Burns is already making a name for herself in the venture capital space.

After joining GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, in 2017 as a principle on the investing team, Burns has worked her way up to become the firm’s youngest and first Black female partner. When thinking of her new role and the glass ceiling she’s shattered, Burns says there are three words that come to mind: excitement, gratitude and responsibility.

“There’s a part of me that’s like, 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,” she tells CNBC Make It. But with these opportunities, she says, also comes “a little bit of weight, where you want to make sure that you are paving the way for others.”

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