Formerly known as Google Ventures, GV is a large venture capital firm that has invested in major companies such as Slack, Uber, and GitLab. Now the company is welcoming Principal Terri Burns as its newest investing partner. Burns is making history as the first Black woman partner at the company and the youngest, at just 26-years-old. 

Burns got her start at Twitter as an associate product manager, eventually getting hired at GV, where she’s worked for the last three years. Because of her age, Burns has a knack for recognizing new ventures to capture Gen Z’s attention. Her latest investment in HAGS, an app that started as a digital yearbook and is now expanding into a broader social site for high school-aged youth, is just another example of that. 

In an industry dominated by white males, Burns is an anomaly. As of February 2020, the number of women leaders in the VC world was at just 13%, a mere 4% increase from 3 years ago. In 2019, there was only one Black woman named partner at any VC company, and between 2010 and 2015, Black people have made up just 0.67% of the industry workforce. 

Dave Munichiello, a general partner at GV, spoke about the importence of Burns’ promotion, saying, “Her investments display her interest in companies that are built by and for Gen Z, particularly as this generation comes of age in a remarkably uncertain time.”

As of now, Burns is focused on consumer businesses, expanding to include investments in the future of work and fintech. She’s not giving many details about her next move, and she plans to keep it that way.

“[It’s] broad…but that is by design,” said Burns.

Keep rising, Terri! Congratulations!

Regina Daniels has topped the ‘Most Searched actor’ list on Google’s trending searches in Nigeria 2019.

Recall that the young actress was a hot topic in Nigeria this year when the news of her marriage to Senator Ned Nwoko broke.

Genevieve Nnaji follows closely at number 2 while Tonto Dikeh is placed at number 3.

Ini Edo, Eniola Badmus, Iyabo Ojo and Toyin Aimakhu are on numbers 5, 6, 7, 10 respectively.

Teni had a good 2019 as she was also listed on the list of ‘Most Searched Trending People’ .

Her songs ‘Billionaire and Uyo Meyo’ made the ‘Top Trending Songs’ list.



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Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria’s Country Director has been named as one of 30 People Who Are Changing the World by London Business School Review.

LBS Review says about her:

Juliet Ehimuan wants to raise human dignity by helping to develop human capacity and create opportunities for growth. But Ehimuan is not a charity boss or a UN chief. As Country Director of Google Nigeria, she’s a global tech leader whose contributions to technology and entrepreneurship have won her multiple awards and recognition, including being named one of Forbes’ 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa and featuring in the third series of the BBC Women of Africa strand, Power Women.

Ehimuan runs “Beyond Limits” initiative where she coaches young people to become self-leaders.

“I tell them to always apply themselves and make the best of every circumstance. Every situation offers an opportunity to learn, grow and define who you are. Always do your best, always expand your horizon. You never know what is around the corner,” she told LBS Review.

In 2017, she worked with thirteen young women from the disadvantaged area of Kiri Kiri, Lagos on an intensive boot camp to transform the lives forever.

Meeting every weekend over a three month period, she worked with them on self-development, leadership skills, personal and organisational effectiveness, and business skills – transferable competencies all required for any leader, whether in the field of STEM, fashion, catering or the creative arts.

Today, under her helm, Google is transforming lives and placing Africa at the forefront of the future of technology. Free digital training is being offered to ten million Africans in five years with three million already trained so far. This will give digital skills and certifications to young people, giving them an edge in an over-saturated job market.

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Late OAP, Tosyn Bucknor, late Nollywood actress, Aisha Abimbola and Nigeria’s main opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar are among the most searched people on Google in 2018.

Google announced the top searched people and other trending stories in Nigeria on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.The Google trend report revealed  2018 moments and top trends based on searches conducted all over the world, and in Nigeria.

The top-trending lists contain major events in news, loses, movies, sports, lyrics and questions Nigerian asked Google in 2018.

Below is the list of top 10 biggest people of the year 2018 according to Google.

1. Alexis Sanchez

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

3. Meghan Markle

4. Stan Lee

5. Philippe Coutinho

6. Atiku Abubakar

7. Tosyn Bucknor

8. Avicii

9. Aisha Abimbola

10. Sylvester Stallone


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