Kristina Shen joined in 2013 and is a Partner in the San Francisco, CA office and focuses on investments in cloud computing, machine learning, mobile and consumer internet sectors. Kristina currently serves on the boards of Doubledutch, Glint, Retail Solutions, and Zoosk and serves as a board observer on Gainsight, RainforestQA, ServiceTitan and Vidyard. She is also involved with investments in Adaptive Insights, Instructure and Twilio. Kristina co-authors Bessemer’s State of the Cloud 2016 and 2017 and Bessemer 10 Laws of Cloud, which captures the top trends among leading public and private cloud computing and enterprise mobile companies. Kristina also produces Bessemer’s Cloud Index, which tracks the top public cloud computing companies, and is used by major media outlets, analysts and thought leaders to understand the health of the sector. An expert in the field, Kristina’s contributions to Bessemer and the startup ecosystem earned her a slot in Forbes' 30 under 30: Venture Capital in 2016 and Business Insider’s 2014 “30 and Under” list of Rising Stars who find Hot Startup Deals in Silicon Valley.
Before joining Bessemer, Kristina worked in the finance world as an investor at JMI Equity, and investment banker at both Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. 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. Kristina graduated with a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from UC Berkeley.