This article is part of our Essential Guide: Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015

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46. Avid Larizadeh, General partner, Google Ventures; UK lead, Hour of Code

Avid is a general partner at Google Ventures, the internet giant’s venture capital arm, where she is part of a team investing $100m in European startups. Prior to Google Ventures, she co-founded Boticca, a global marketplace for independent fashion accessory brands. Larizadeh has been involved in the startup ecosystem as a developer, product manager, founder, investor, and advisor since 1998. She is also an advisor to Founders4Schools and the Breteau Foundation, and leads Code.org and the Hour of Code in the UK.

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