Fred Destin: Founder of Stride.VC, A Seasoned Investor in Seed Funding
Fred Destin, an accomplished venture capitalist, has a knack for investing in high-growth tech startups at the seed stage. Currently, he is the founder of Stride.VC, an investment firm based in London, with over $200M under its management. Fred's investment portfolio boasts a total enterprise value of more than $20BN, generating in excess of $1.4BN in value to investors with a blended multiple in excess of 7X.
Fred's extensive experience in seed funding has seen him serve on the boards of several prominent companies, such as Cazoo, Huboo, Collective Benefits, Hofy, Unibuddy, Impala, and many more. Before starting Stride.VC, Fred worked as a General Partner at Accel and Accomplice (previously Atlas Venture). He served as the lead investor and board member at Deliveroo (with a valuation of c. $7BN), Pillpack (acq. AMZN for $1BN), and Carwow, among other companies.
Fred's background includes studying at Solvay Brussels School and the University of Brussels, earning a Master of Arts in Finance and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Hkust Business School and attended The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology.
Fred is renowned for his investment expertise in multiple industries such as digital media, e-commerce, SaaS, Fintech, and Adtech, among others. Moreover, he is a founding investor of Seedcamp and a former board member of Collective Benefits, WeGift, and Cazoo. His success in investing is recognized, and he has been featured on all of Forbes "European Midas List."