"Access embraces disruptive thinking and big ideas."
— Eric Wu, Co-Founder Opendoor
"Access is the long-term capital that perfectly aligns with our strategic objectives at DigitalOcean."
— Yancey Spruill, CEO DigitalOcean
"Access is a deeply committed partner to Chime providing both strategic insights and flexible, long-term capital."
— Chris Britt, CEO Chime
"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 $4+ billion venture capital and growth technology investment effort of Access Industries, a privately held, US-based industrial group with global strategic investments of $30+ billion. Our portfolio includes leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Amazon, Digital Ocean, Facebook, Opendoor, PinDuoDuo, Snap, Square, and Tencent Music.
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 an office in London.
In the News
Archer Aviation and Air Chateau International Announce Air Chateau International’s Planned Purchase of up to 100 Midnight Aircraft Worth up to $500M
November 16, 2023
Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and Air Chateau International DWC LLC, one of the leading private aviation operators in the UAE, today at the Dubai Air Show 2023 signed an MOU covering a planned purchase by Air Chateau of up to 100 of Archer’s Midnight eVTOL aircraft with an approximate value of $500M and providing for an initial non-refundable, pre-delivery payment of $1M by December 31, 2023. More
November 14, 2023
Blockchain.com today announced a $110M first close of its Series E strategic financing. Led by Kingsway Capital, the financing includes major participation from Baillie Gifford, Lakestar, LSVP, GV, Access Industries, Moore Capital, Prudence, Freeman Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Pledge Ventures and many more. More
October 30, 2023
Selling a home can be stressful. Many people feel overwhelmed by the process, making it hard to determine how to move forward. Today, sellers in Indianapolis, IN; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; Albuquerque, NM; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Oklahoma City, OK; Portland, OR; and Salt Lake City, UT have a new option: using Opendoor and Zillow’s selling solution, homeowners in these markets can compare multiple selling options in one place. More
July 6, 2023
DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN), the cloud for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and startups, has acquired Paperspace, a leading provider of cloud infrastructure as a service for highly scalable applications leveraging graphics processing units (GPUs). More
January 17, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio, -- Lower today debuts a new Mortgage as a Service (MaaS) platform that easily allows consumer brands to offer mortgage products to their customers. After piloting the service, Opendoor, a leading e-commerce platform for residential real estate transactions, moved their mortgage fulfillment to Lower exclusively. More
January 11, 2023
To better enable startups and SMBs to protect their cloud data across files, apps, and databases, we’re excited to announce DigitalOcean’s acquisition of SnapShooter, a backup and recovery solutions provider. SnapShooter makes cloud backups simple, fast and flexible, offering one system to consolidate all backups so you can be confident in knowing your cloud data is protected. More
January 4, 2023
AMSTERDAM & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that they have agreed to significantly expand their partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s flagship electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis will work with Archer to stand up Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia at which the companies plan to begin manufacturing the Midnight aircraft in 2024. More
January 2, 2023
BEIJING, Jan. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhihu Inc. ("Zhihu" or the "Company") (NYSE: ZH; HKEX: 2390), the operator of Zhihu, a leading online content community in China, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Henry Dachuan Sha as a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Sha will replace Mr. Wei Sun, who has tendered his resignation from the positions of director and chief financial officer to pursue other business endeavors. More
December 13, 2022
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve launched our industry-defining marketplace, Opendoor Exclusives in our Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin markets. We’ve designed Opendoor Exclusives to be a new marketplace where you can directly buy and sell a home, without any of the hassle of the traditional real estate model. We are doing this by leveraging our nine years as a leading buyer and seller of homes, opening our platform and services, and aiming to bring together hundreds of thousands of our home sellers and home buyers. More
December 13, 2022
Buying or selling a home is complicated enough, but when you have to sell your current home to buy a new one, the need to coordinate multiple parties and timelines intensifies. But just as you use your phone to book a flight, hail a ride, or order groceries, imagine that you buy and sell your home the same way. Now, homeowners in San Diego can do just that using Opendoor to both Buy + Sell their home, with complete control over the entire transaction. More
December 13, 2022
Opendoor CEO and Co-Founder, Eric Wu shared this email to Opendoor teammates on December 1, 2022. A press release was also issued in relation to this news here. To my Opendoor community, I’ve decided to transition from my role as CEO to President of Marketplace, and we are naming Carrie Wheeler as our new CEO. More
December 13, 2022
On the heels of launching in more than 50 markets across the country, today we’re bringing a seamless homeselling experience to customers in two more cities: Charleston, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. With their rich histories, beautiful architecture, and bustling art and food cultures, Charleston and Richmond bring Southern charm to our roster of cities. More