"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 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

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

The Real Deal

Opendoor raises $135M from Lennar Corp. and Fifth Wall fund for expansion

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

Forbes

Opendoor Tops $1 Billion Annual Home Purchase Rate As It Expands To Orlando And Raleigh

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

Axios

Opendoor home purchases top $100 million per month

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

Business Insider

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

Business Wire

Access Technology Ventures Leads $300 Million Investment Round for Essential Products Inc.

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