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Akkadian Ventures provides liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital firms and employees of venture-backed businesses.

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Akkadian Ventures

Akkadian Ventures provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital firms and employees of venture-backed businesses.

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The company is a direct secondary investment firm focused on providing liquidity to early employees and investors of venture-backed businesses.

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  • Provide option to exercise liquidity for executives. Consolidate shareholder base for pre-IPO(Initial public offering) companies.
  • Consolidate shareholder base for pre-IPO(Initial public offering) companies.
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Akkadian Ventures operates as a private equity firm. The company invests in growth stage technology companies, as well as provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital funds, and employees. Akkadian conducts business in the United StatesUnited States. Akkadian has also developed a proprietary, data-driven methodology to identify which private technology companies are entering hyper-growth and uses this data to “pre-approve” companies for its liquidity programs.

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Akkadian Ventures, LLC was founded in 2010 by Benjamin Black and Peter T. Smith, and is based in San Francisco, California. It has additional offices in Denver, ColoradoColorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Akkadian Ventures, LLC was founded in 2010 by Benjamin Black and Peter T. Smith, and is based in San Francisco, CaliforniaCalifornia. It has additional offices in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Akkadian Ventures is a venture capitalventure capital firm specializing in direct and secondary direct investments. The firm does not invest in venture capital funds. Within direct investments, it seeks to invest in mid and late venture stages and secondary direct investments in start-ups. The firm provides early liquidity to founders, early employees, former employees, services providers, angel investors, and early investors.

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Akkadian Ventures, LLC was founded in 2010 by Benjamin Black and Peter T. Smith, and is based in San Francisco, California. It has additional offices in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, NevadaNevada.

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Akkadian Ventures provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital firms and employees of venture-backed, high growth businesses.

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Akkadian Ventures, LLC was founded in 2010 by Benjamin Black and Peter T. Smith, and is based in San Francisco, California.ItCalifornia. It has additional offices in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.



The company is a direct secondary investment firm focused on providing liquidity to early employees and investors of venture-backed businesses. Akkadian offers solutions for companies and employees, with benefits that include speed, tax efficiency and rigorous confidentiality.

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Akkadian Ventures operates as a private equity firm. The Company invests in growth stage technology companies, as well as provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital funds, and employees. Akkadian conducts business in the United States.

The company is a direct secondary investment firm focused on providing liquidity to early employees and investors of venture-backed businesses.

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Akkadian Ventures operates as a private equity firm. The company invests in growth stage technology companies, as well as provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital funds, and employees. Akkadian conducts business in the United States. Akkadian has also developed a proprietary, data-driven methodology to identify which private technology companies are entering hyper-growth and uses this data to “pre-approve” companies for its liquidity programs.

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  • Akkadian Ventures has made 17 investments. A notable one was on Feb 20, 2018, when they invested $36.5M in Dynamic Signal.
  • The company has raised a total of $236.8M across 4 funds, one of them being Akkadian Ventures IV, L.P. This fund was announced on May 18, 2017, and raised a total of $128.8M.
  • Akkadian garnered over $118M for fourth fund investments.

Akkadian Ventures has made 17 investments. On Feb 20, 2018 they invested $36.5M in Dynamic Signal. Akkadian Ventures has had 9 exits. Notable exits include DocuSign, RingCentral, and Apptio. The company has raised a total of $236.8M across 4 funds, one of them being Akkadian Ventures IV, L.P. This fund was announced on May 18, 2017, and raised a total of $128.8M. Akkadian garnered over $118M for fourth fund investments.

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It is sector-agnostic and seeks to invest in online advertising;, clean technology;, consumer electronics and devices;, consumer web;, e-commerce;, enterprise;, games, video, and entertainment;, internet;, mobile and wireless;, network and hosting;, communications;, SaaS and software;, technology-enabled business services.

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AkkadianThe Venturescompany is a direct secondary investment firm focused on providing liquidity to early employees and investors of venture-backed businesses. Akkadian offers solutions for companies and employees, with benefits that include speed, tax efficiency and rigorous confidentiality.

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  • AkkadianThe Venturescompany has raised a total of $236.8M across 4 funds, one of them being Akkadian Ventures IV, L.P. This fund was announced on May 18, 2017, and raised a total of $128.8M.
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Akkadian Ventures

Akkadian Ventures provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital firms and employees of venture-backed, high growth businesses.

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Akkadian Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in direct and secondary direct investments. The firm does not invest in venture capital funds. Within direct investments, it seeks to invest in mid and late venture stages and secondary direct investments in start-ups. The firm provides early liquidity to founders, early employees, former employees, services providers, angel investors, and early investors.

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Akkadian Ventures, LLC was founded in 2010 by Benjamin Black and Peter T. Smith, and is based in San Francisco, California.It has additional offices in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.



Akkadian Ventures is a direct secondary investment firm focused on providing liquidity to early employees and investors of venture-backed businesses. Akkadian offers solutions for companies and employees, with benefits that include speed, tax efficiency and rigorous confidentiality.



Akkadian Ventures operates as a private equity firm. The Company invests in growth stage technology companies, as well as provides alternative liquidity solutions for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital funds, and employees. Akkadian conducts business in the United States.



Akkadian has also developed a proprietary, data-driven methodology to identify which private technology companies are entering hyper-growth and uses this data to “pre-approve” companies for its liquidity programs.



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  • Akkadian Ventures has made 17 investments. A notable one was on Feb 20, 2018, when they invested $36.5M in Dynamic Signal.
  • Akkadian Ventures has raised a total of $236.8M across 4 funds, one of them being Akkadian Ventures IV, L.P. This fund was announced on May 18, 2017, and raised a total of $128.8M.
  • Akkadian garnered over $118M for fourth fund investments.

Investment strategy



  • Design, manage and fund liquidity programs.
  • Invest in Special Situations .
  • Provide option to exercise liquidity for executives. Consolidate shareholder base for pre-IPO(Initial public offering) companies.
  • Offer share escrow arrangements .
  • 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



The firm only invests in private securities held by entrepreneurs and only purchases common and preferred stock from the existing stockholders of privately held companies.



It is sector-agnostic and seeks to invest in online advertising; clean technology; consumer electronics and devices; consumer web; e-commerce; enterprise; games, video, and entertainment; internet; mobile and wireless; network and hosting; communications; SaaS and software; technology-enabled business services.



Akkadian Ventures manages limited partnerships focused exclusively on acquiring small stakes ($250K - $10M) in growing private businesses. The firm specializes in the use of unique structures that lower risk and lower overall tax burdens for start-up employees. Generally acting as a passive investor, Akkadian Ventures centers on providing liquidity to entrepreneurs, founders, early employees and seed investors.

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It seeks to invest between $0.1 million and $10 million in companies with revenue generation of more than $20 million annually. The firm seeks to acquire small stakes. It does not require board seats, board participation, or in some cases, even voting rights. The firm prefers to invest in private transactions.

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BEN BLACK

Managing Director and Co-founder



CHRIS TARR

Chief Data Scientist



CRAIG NOLAN

Principal



LOREN SIEBERT

Venture Partner



MIKE GRIDLEY

Managing Director



PETER SMITH

Co-founder, COO, and CCO



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Further reading

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A tale of two enterprise IPOs: Is the market moving ahead or falling back? - SiliconANGLE

DUNCAN RILEY

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Advancing Female Leadership In Tech--Let's Start With Who Funds Who

Committee of 200 Joanna Drake

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Akkadian Ventures Closes over $74 Million and Expands Team for Secondary Investing



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Akkadian Ventures Raises $22M For Secondary Stock Purchases

Anthony Ha

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Dynamic Signal nabs $25 mln - PE Hub

Iris Dorbian

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Dynamic Signal Raises $25 Million to Help Organizations Increase Employee Productivity, Engagement, and Advocacy Across the Globe



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Dynamic Signal Raises $36.5 Million to Transform Employee Communication and Engagement in the Enterprise

Dynamic Signal

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Secondary Shops Flooded With Unicorn Sellers



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Shareholders increasingly look to cash out in secondary market

Jessica Floum

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Why a Palantir IPO might not be far off

Connie Loizos

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Dynamic Signal



startups « The Empiricist VC

27 March 2017

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Akkadian Ventures III, L.P.

$74M

Akkadian Ventures Fund I SPVs

$12M

Structure Capital

Venture Round - Structure Capital

Dynamic Signal

Later Stage VC

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DataStax

Later Stage VC

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Gusto

Secondary Market - Gusto

Automattic

Later Stage VC

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Palantir Technologies

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Tintri

Secondary Market - Tintri

Akkadian Ventures II, L.P.

$22M

Rocket Fuel

Secondary Market - Rocket Fuel

$7.2M

Apptio

Secondary Market - Apptio

DataStax

Secondary Market - DataStax

Prosper Marketplace

Secondary Market - Prosper Marketplace

Dynamic Signal

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

$25M

Akkadian Ventures IV, L.P.

$128.8M

Dynamic Signal

Series E - Dynamic Signal

$36.5M

UniKey Technologies

Series A - UniKey Technologies

$10M

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