Akkadian Ventures invests in growth stage technology companies. We provide alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs,
angel investors, venture capital funds
and employees.
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What we do

Purchase preferred and
common stock
Design, manage and fund
liquidity programs
Invest in Special Situations
Provide option exercise
liquidity for executives
Consolidate shareholder base
for pre-IPO companies
Offer share escrow
arrangements

Mission

We believe that liquidity is a vital part of long-term company building. We have invested our time, money, and careers to solve the problem of employee and early investor liquidity. Our goal is to help companies retain and attract the best employees and manage their investor base to create longterm shareholder value.

The Akkadian Difference


EXPERIENCE
Our team members
pioneered the direct
secondary and
option exercise loan
market.

SERVICE
We treat every
shareholder with
responsiveness and
respect, from the
largest to the
smallest.

LEGAL
With in-house
legal capability we
can address any
liquidity problems
quickly and
efficiently.

SPEED
With a small and
focused team you are
always dealing with
our Firm's principals.

TECHNOLOGY
With a full-time CTO we have developed custom software to smoothly manage complex company liquidity programs.

COLLABORATIVE
We work with
companies to address
their liquidity needs
and frequently we
are the first
secondary purchase.

At-a-Glance

FOUNDED 2010
PORTFOLIO 28 Companies
AUM $100M+
TARGET COMPANIES Typically $20M+ in revenue
TYPICAL INVESTMENT SIZE $250K - $10 Million
INVESTORS Leading Institutional Investors,
Family Offices, Venture Capitalists
and Entrepreneurs
PRIMARY SECTORS
OF INVESTMENT
Software, Internet, Mobile

Meet the Team

BEN BLACK
Managing Director and Co-founder
MIKE GRIDLEY
Managing Director and Partner
PETER SMITH
Managing Director and Co-founder
CHRIS TARR
Chief Data Scientist
CRAIG NOLAN
Principal
ROBERT BAILEY
Venture Partner
LOREN SIEBERT
Venture Partner

Contact Us



   

San Francisco

Akkadian Ventures
750 Battery Street, Floor 7
San Francisco, CA 94111
Fax: (415) 683-0427

(415) 593-7783

Denver

Akkadian Ventures
2000 Little Raven Street #201
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: (415) 683-0427

(303) 887-4472