Twitter’s Jessica Verrilli is leaving for Google Ventures

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Jessica Verrilli, Twitter’s director of corporate development and strategy, is leaving the social network to join Google Ventures as a partner, Fortune has reported.

Verrilli has been in her current role since last summer, though she is a long-time Twitter employee, having served in a variety of business development positions since joining the company in April 2009. Over the years she has played a role in Twitter’s acquisition of more than 25 different firms, including Periscope, Vine, Crashlytics and Zipdial.

Prior to joining Twitter, Verrilli worked in venture capital at Venrock, and before that she helped the founders of medical diagnostics company Veracyte take the business from conception to venture financing.  She was also on the team of current and former Twitter employees who in March came together to create #Angels, an angel investor group to fund start-ups.

The appointment has yet to be officially confirmed by Google Ventures, Twitter or Verrilli. As pointed out by Fortune, being a ‘partner’ at Google Ventures is different than being a ‘general partner,’ though the distinction isn’t really clear.

Google Ventures image via Shutterstock

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Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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