51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Pueo Keffer, managing director, Access Technology Ventures

Pueo Keffer has been managing director of Access Technology Ventures (ATV), the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of US-based industrial group Access Industries, since April 2015.

The unit aims to help the parent company by investing in industries where it can maximise long-term value. ATV’s mandate is to be “flexible, long-term partners to market-leading technology companies”.

Its current roster of active investments read like a roll call of leading global technology firms and includes Amazon, Alibaba, Ant Financial, Zhihu, Snapchat, Archer Aviation, Blockchain.com, DigitalOcean, Opendoor, Chime, Agora, and Tencent Music Entertainment

ATV has previously invested in the likes of social media giant Facebook – now known as Meta – and reviews platform Yelp. Other significant exits achieved by the unit include music streaming platform Spotify, which joined the New York Stock Exchange in a 2018 direct listing, and cloud computing specialist Digital Ocean, which launched its New York IPO in 2021.

Access Industries was founded in New York in 1986 by Len Blavatnik, a global entrepreneur and philanthropist. The group is headquartered in New York, with an office in London.

Prior to joining ATV, Keffer was a partner at venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. In this role, he helped lead the firm’s growth equity practice and focused on global opportunities in software, internet, digital media and mobile.

Among other deals, Keffer was actively involved with the firm’s investments in NextG Networks, which was acquired by Crown Castle for $1bn in 2012, and HomeAway, which was bought by Expedia in a $3.9bn deal in 2015.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.