"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 1986 by Len Blavatnik, an American 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
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
January 26, 2018
Lennar Corp. builds homes with 2-by-4s and nail guns. Opendoor uses computer algorithms to buy and sell them. For the past year, the companies have been testing a way to make it easier for Lennar’s customers to offload their houses and trade up to new ones. More
The Real Deal
January 24, 2018
Funds will help expand Opendoor footprint and “trade-in” partnership with Lennar. A San Francisco-based startup that helps people sell their old homes and simultaneously moves into new ones is partnering with Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp., and amassing real estate funding to more than double its footprint nationwide this year. More
October 17, 2017
Opendoor, which is working to upend the way that Americans buy and sell homes, is buying homes at a rate of $1.3 billion a year as it plans expansion to new cities and competition heats up. “That really shows that people are not only willing to sell their homes online, but they love the experience,” Opendoor cofounder and CEO Eric Wu told Forbes. More
October 17, 2017
Opendoor, a San Francisco-based startup launched three years ago to buy and sell homes online, says that it a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate. More
While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their slack
October 13, 2017
DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup based in New York, competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by focusing on smaller developers and startups. The company exclusively reveals to BI that it's on a $175 million annualized run rate (ARR) for 2017. More
August 9, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital and growth technology investment arm of privately held industrial group Access Industries, today announced its leading $100 million investment in the $300 million funding of Essential Products Inc., the smartphone maker founded by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android. More
The New York Times
June 16, 2017
Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country. More