Scott Frederick

Scott Frederick

Managing Partner

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2019 – 2021)
Arlington, VA | Principal

New Enterprise Associates (2015 - 2019)
Chevy Chase, MD | Partner, Head of Business Development and Federal

Automated Insights, Inc. (2011 - 2015)
Durham, NC | Chief Operating Officer

Valhalla Partners (2002 - 2011)
Vienna, VA | Founder and General Partner

FBR Technology Venture Partners (1997 - 2001)
Arlington, VA | Partner

Dean & Company (1995 - 1997)
Washington, DC | Consultant

Vinson & Elkins (1994 - 1995)
Washington, DC | Associate


Harvard Law School (1994)
Juris Doctor

Duke University (1991)
BA | Economics

Scott brings more than 25 years of experience as an investor, operator, and advisor to high-growth start-ups. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Scott was a Partner and Head of Business Development and Federal Initiatives at New Enterprise Associates, a technology-focused venture capital firm. Over the course of his career, Scott was also the COO of Automated Insights, Co-Founder and General Partner of Valhalla Partners, a partner at FBR Technology Venture Partners, a consultant at Dean & Company, and a corporate attorney at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. Scott is also a former Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association and co-founder of the Young Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, serving as its first President and Chairman. In 2018, Scott was profiled in a Washington Business Journal cover story which described him as “a walking Rolodex of some of the nation’s most high-powered business leaders.” Scott was also named to Washingtonian Magazine’s list of “Tech Titans” in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

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