Fred is the founder of Stride.VC, a seed-stage fund focused operating in London and Paris, which he started with Harry Stebbings (a.k.a. the Twenty Minute VC) and Pia d'Iribarne. Prior to Stride, Fred was a General Partner at Accel and Accomplice (f.k.a. Atlas Venture).
Of 17 investments he led, 10 have exited and 4 are active value drivers, including 5 companies in excess of $1BN in value (including Zoopla, Deliveroo and Pillpack). His portfolio has a total enterprise value of more than $10BN and he generated in excess of $700M in exit value to investors.
Fred is was an early backer and board member of a series of notable startups including Zoopla, Deliveroo, Secret Escapes, CarWow, Integral Ad Science, DailyMotion and PriceMinister amongst others.
Fred joined Atlas in 2004 and spent 10 years as a partner on the technology team, where he focused on software, e-commerce and digital media. He has done a fair amount of fintech work as well.
Entrepreneurs that Fred have partnered with on the European side include Alex at Zoopla (IPO on LSE in June 2014 ), Ben at DailyMotion (a video sharing site that over 130M access every month), Pierre at PriceMinister (sold to Rakuten for $250M) and others.
Fred was a founding investor and board member of Seedcamp, the leading pan-European seed incubator. He spent 4 years on the board and a ton of time mentoring. After moving to Boston he got involved in Techstars as mentor and investor.
Before Atlas, Fred was co-managing a 100M EUR fund where they did 13 investments and have exited CapitalIQ to S&P ($225M), Rainfinity to EMC (c. $100M), Cyota to RSA ($145M), Inxight to Business Objects (undisclosed), Consul to IBM (undisclosed), Opsys to CDT (all stock, undisclosed) and a few others.
Before being on the venture side, Fred used to be an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in London, and have further experience with Zurich Capital Markets and J.P. Morgan, all in structured derivatives.
Join us for the fireside chat with Fred Destin and learn from his insights. Happy and Successful New Year 2020!