Scott Frederick

Partner, Head of Business Development & Federal, Washington DC

Scott leads NEA’s business development and Federal government initiatives. In these roles, he works closely with the firm’s portfolio companies, providing tactical and strategic advice and connecting them to companies, thought leaders, regulators, government officials and policy influencers to help drive growth and optimize outcomes. He likes to describe his role as connecting people, companies and ideas.

Scott was previously the COO of Automated Insights where he oversaw the successful sale of the business to STATS, Inc. and Vista Equity Partners. Prior to becoming an operator, Scott was a co-founder and General Partner at Valhalla Partners, as well as a Partner at FBR Technology Venture Partners ("FBRTVP") where he joined as the firm’s second employee. Scott has been involved in the venture capital industry for more than twenty years, and was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) by Secretary Penny Pritzker from the Department of Commerce in September 2016.

Scott received a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University, where he was an A.B. Duke Scholar. Scott lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, two children and their dog Wrigley. 

Experience

  • Duke
    1987–1991 Duke University
  • Harvard
    1991–1994 Harvard Law School
  • V&E
    1994–1995 Vinson & Elkins
  • Dean & Company
    1995–1997 Dean & Company
  • FBR Technology Venture Partners
    1997–2001 FBR Technology Venture Partners
  • Valhalla Partners
    2001–2011 Valhalla Partners
  • Automated Insights
    2011–2015 Automated Insights
  • NEA
    2015–Current NEA