"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."

— Spotify

“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.

Our Story

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

Bloomberg

Tencent’s U.S. Music IPO Reflects More Upbeat Recording Industry

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

CNBC

Former Citrix chief Mark Templeton takes over at cloud start-up DigitalOcean

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

CNBC

PayPal rival Adyen surges 90 percent in IPO with valuation topping $15 billion

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

Bloomberg

Opendoor Raises $325 Million to Expand Homebuying to 50 Markets

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

Reuters

Ant Financial raises $14 billion in world’s largest-ever single fundraising

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

Fortune

Another Music-Streaming Service May Go Public in What Could Be One of Tech’s Largest-Ever IPOs

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

The Economist

Spotify makes its stockmarket debut

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

Bloomberg

Alibaba Takes Control of Ele.me, at $9.5 Billion Value

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

TechCrunch

Alibaba doubles down on Lazada with fresh $2B investment and new CEO

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

TechCrunch

Tencent Music, Spotify’s strategic partner in China, is valued at over $12B

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

Spotify Files to Go Public on the New York Stock Exchange

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

Bloomberg

They’ll Help Take Your Home Off Your Hands—So You Can Buy One of Theirs

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