"Access embraces disruptive thinking and big ideas."
— Eric Wu, CEO Opendoor
"Access supports moonshots and the companies that make them"
— Andy Rubin, Founder and CEO Essential
"We are very grateful for the support and partnership of Access."
— Evan Spiegel, CEO Snap
"Access is a great partner that delivers both financial resources and strategic value."
“Access supported us through our IPO and continues as a long-term public shareholder”
— Sarah Friar, CFO Square
Our Investment Philosophy
At Access Technology Ventures, our mandate is to be flexible, long-term partners to market-leading technology companies.
We seek to invest in and build foundational companies that touch millions of customers across the consumer and enterprise technology ecosystems.
Access Technology Ventures is the $2+ billion venture capital and growth technology investment effort of Access Industries, a privately held, US-based industrial group with global strategic investments of $20+ billion. Our portfolio includes leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, Square, Rocket Internet, Zalando, Digital Ocean, Opendoor, and Yelp.
Access Industries was founded in New York in 1986 by Len Blavatnik, a global entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Access Industries invests in industries where it can maximize long-term value by developing regional and global market-leading companies. The group is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Moscow.
In the News
The Wall Street Journal
26 July 2018
HONG KONG—A three-year-old Chinese internet startup earned a $33 billion market valuation in its trading debut in New York, drawing high investor demand ahead of a string of larger internet IPOs from the country in the coming months. More
July 8, 2018
Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s plan to spin off its online-music business and list shares in the U.S. is the latest sign that the long-beleaguered recording industry is staging a comeback. More
June 20, 2018
Former Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has a new job. He's taking over as chief of DigitalOcean, a trendy start-up that prioritizes developers and teams as it offers cloud infrastructure for hosting applications. More
June 13, 2018
Shares of Dutch fintech firm and PayPal rival Adyen surged nearly 90 percent on their first day of trade Wednesday in Amsterdam, in what is one of Europe's biggest technology initial public offerings (IPO) in recent times. More
June 13, 2018
Opendoor, a startup that uses computer algorithms to buy and sell homes, has closed a new fundraising round in a bid to supercharge growth. More
June 7, 2018
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform, on Friday said it raised around $14 billion in what market watchers called the biggest-ever single fundraising globally by a private company. More
April 23, 2018
Can’t get enough of online music-streaming services’ IPOs? Well, in the wake of Spotify’s offering earlier this month, another one is probably on the way: that of Chinese rival Tencent Music. More
April 4, 2018
WHEN Spotify, a music-streaming service, went public on April 3rd, its founder, Daniel Ek, rang no bells on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rather than the “pomp and circumstance” of an initial public offering, the Swedish firm, which is widely credited with turning round the fortunes of the music industry, opted for an unusual direct listing. More
April 2, 2018
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is buying full control of the startup Ele.me as it steps up efforts to expand in China’s fast-growing market for local delivery of food and other services. More
March 19, 2018
Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. More
March 12, 2018
Spotify has finally filed to go public, and in doing so the Swedish company has shed light on another huge music company that has been tipped for IPO — Tencent Music — which is now valued at over $12 billion. More
The New York Times
February 28, 2018
Spotify has already won over the music industry, and listeners worldwide, with an online streaming service that makes millions of songs instantly available. Now, it is ready to test its business model on Wall Street. More