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What you believe and what you value as an organization matters. Discover the DNA of our firm.

Our People

Get to know our teams and the stories of select staff members who share why they choose to work at Sands Capital.

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Read about some of the latest events, partnerships, and business highlights from Sands Capital.


At Sands Capital, we strive to hire exceptional talent who will live our values and support our efforts to deliver on our mission.

Changing market and geopolitical environments are part of the equation for long-term investors.  As active investors, we are prepared to manage through trying times.

Papercup’s proprietary AI dubbing solutions provide high-quality, inexpensive voiceover and video localization.

Fostering Long-term Thinking

Executive Managing Director and Sr. Portfolio Manager Brian Christiansen discusses the importance of candor and collaboration in a culture that promotes long-term thinking.

Transparent Work Cultures and Inclusive Opportunities

Recruit Holdings is transforming the world of work through wage transparency and providing life-changing opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

Philosophy & Approach

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that, over time, stock prices will reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying businesses.

Our latest annual report offers a comprehensive view of how we add value through active stewardship.

Public Equity

Our newest strategy takes an unconstrained approach to seeking the best growth businesses outside of the U.S.

Venture & Growth Equity

Sands Capital invests in innovative businesses across all stages of the growth spectrum

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Scott Frederick

Managing Partner

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2019 - 2022)
Arlington, VA | Partner

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.

Business Perspectives
Connecting Brands with Digital Content Creators
Bryan Gold and #paid are enabling companies and creators to form mutually beneficial partnerships.
Business Perspectives
Bringing Governance to AI
Navrina Singh and Credo AI are helping organizations build AI responsibly, by providing an AI governance software platform to ensure technology is fair, compliant, safe, secure, auditable, and human centered.

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