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Portfolio company

What is a portfolio company?

A portfolio company is a company that is owned either partially or wholly by a venture capital firm or private equity firm. These firms invest in portfolio companies with the goal of growing them and eventually exiting through a sale or an IPO to generate a return on their investment.

These firms often have multiple portfolio companies across a range of industries, depending on their investment strategy. As an owner, they can exert significant influence over the strategic direction of the portfolio company, often with seats on the board of directors. Their ultimate goal is to help the company grow and achieve a successful exit that brings a return on their investment.

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