Fred is a Partner at Raine. Since joining the firm in July 2014, Fred has focused on both advising and investing across the global digital media/technology sector for high growth and earlier stage companies, including Warner Music, SoundCloud, Downtown Music, BenevolentAI and Moonbug. Fred divides his time between Raine’s London and New York offices. Prior to Raine, Fred was one of the three Founding Partners of CODE Advisors, where he worked with companies such as Spotify, Supercell, Shazam and Buddy Media. Before founding CODE in 2010, Fred was the founding Partner of the leading Entertainment/New Media Law Firm of Davis Shapiro & Lewit. Fred is on the board of directors of Firebird and SoundCloud, both Raine portfolio companies.
Formerly an Executive Vice President at EMI Records, Fred has received the ACLU’s Bill of Rights Award and the UJA Music Visionary of the Year Award, and was a member of the board of directors for the 9/11 Fund. He received his B.A. from Tufts University in 1981 and his J.D. from Fordham Law in 1985.