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Steve Frederick

General Partner, Grotech Ventures

Steve Fredrick joined Grotech Ventures in 2005 and focuses on software investments, with a particular interest in security, mobility, and big data. Steve currently works with CircleBack, Ryft, Two Six Labs, Logi Analytics, Parse.ly, Promoboxx, ThreatConnect, Urjanet and White Ops.

Prior to joining Grotech, Steve was a General Partner with Novak Biddle Venture Partners.  He began his career in research and development at IBM and then joined a venture-funded software company called Vantage Solutions, which was acquired in 1994.  Steve subsequently co-founded software development firm MartinScott.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Virginia Tech and was an Eastman Kodak Scholar. He taught for several years as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and chairs the College of Engineering Advisory Board at Virginia Tech.  Steve is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the National Venture Capital Association.  He also serves as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office, helping the DoD to identify promising emerging commercial technologies.