"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.
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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
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