Co-Founder & Partner at SHACK15 Ventures
Bogdan Cristei invests in day-zero, pre-seed, and seed-stage companies in AI/ML, robotics, climate technology, and automation. He targets founders aiming to build large-scale, fast-growth companies in deep tech sectors with scalability potential.
Originally from Romania, Bogdan's career began in technical consulting, focusing on industrial automation, sustainability, and energy engineering for companies including Adobe, Broadcom, Amgen, and Genentech. He transitioned into venture capital through roles at Evergy Ventures and Union Labs, before co-founding SHACK15 Ventures.
Bogdan holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA along with a master's in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), specializing in AI/ML, from the University of California, Berkeley. In his personal time, he practices meditation and enjoys mountain biking.