- Silicon Valley
- Cloud Computing/Software
Kristina Shen is a Senior Associate in the Menlo Park, CA office and focuses on investments in the cloud-computing and internet sectors. Kristina is a board observer at Clearcare, Gainsight, Instructure, DoubleDutch, Retail Solutions and Vidyard, and is also closely involved with Bessemer’s investments in Adaptive Insights and Twilio. Kristina is also the co-author of the BVP Cloud Index and BVP's Next Cloud Unicorns.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Kristina was an Associate at JMI Equity, a growth equity investment firm based in San Diego, where she focused on sourcing and investing in the software sector. Her investment experience includes WhiteHat Security. Prior to JMI Equity, Kristina worked in technology investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, where she worked across a broad range of technology sectors and transactions. Her experience includes working on the IPOs of Palo Alto Networks, Zynga, Fusion-io and Infoblox, as well as the sale of Q1 Labs to IBM and Goldman Sachs’ investment in Kno, Inc. Previously, Kristina held internships at Revolution Partners and Fisher Investments.
Kristina graduated with a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from UC Berkeley. In 2014, Kristina was named in Business Insider’s Silicon Valley “30 and Under: Rising Stars Who Find Hot Startup Deals.”