Fred invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the information technology space.
Prior to Adams Street, he was a General Partner and a Managing Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he was responsible for venture investments, firm leadership and management, fundraising, and limited partner relationships for 18 years.
Previously, Fred was a Partner with Spectrum Equity Investors, where he sourced and led investments for three technology-focused funds. He also held management positions with Mindscape Inc. and The Boston Consulting Group, where he built business strategy cases for technology clients including Apple, Disney, AT&T, and Pacific Bell.
He began his career at Intuit, serving as the firm’s third engineer and first product manager during its early stages of growth.
Fred is a member of Adams Street’s Growth Equity Investment Committee.
Alation, Arctic Wolf Networks, Axonius, Callisto Media, Cofense (fka PhishMe), Iterable, Perimeter X, and ThreatQuotient and is responsible for the firm’s investments in Couchbase, Lever, Matrixx Software, Skybox Security, and ThreatMetrix (acquired by RELX)
Aruba Networks (ARUN), Aryaka Networks, ClearLeap (acquired by IBM), Digital Shadows, Harvest.ai (acquired by AMZN), Infoblox (BLOX), and Speedera Networks (acquired by AKAM)