Fred Destin is a General Partner at Atlas Venture, focused on technology enabled businesses and digital media.
For Atlas Venture, he sits on the boards of DailyMotion (European leader in video sharing), Seatwave (live events ticket marketplace), Zoopla (disruptive online real estate play), PriceMinister (large diversified e-commerce play), InspirationalStores (e-commerce enabler), Sporever (digital publishing), Realeyes3D (mobile apps), NTR Global (late stage SaaS play) and KDS (B2B travel SaaS business). He previously ran OM Technology Investments where he served on the board of numerous companies including SGI-spinoff Kasenna, Xerox-PARC spinoff Inxight Software (acquired by BOBJ), CapitalIQ (acquired by S&P) and Rainfinity (acquired by EMC).
Fred writes a widely read blog at www.freddestin.com where he attempts to share how VCs think about the business of funding innovation and is a board member for Seedcamp, the pan-European seed funding initiative.
Fred had a previous career in investment banking and was last an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs before leaving for seed investor Speed Ventures in the late 90's.
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