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Venture capital funds or firms invest in small start-up companies or in the expansion of existing private, unlisted companies. Their investments are high risk; the returns can be high but so can the failure rate. Venture capital firms obtain their funding from private investors or institutional investors. Profits are often taken when the company is floated in an initial public offering (IPO).