Venture Capital

Venture Firms Bask In A Surge Of Blockbuster Profits

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Nearly a decade ago, venture-capital firm Sutter Hill Ventures made a small wager on an idea for a cloud computing services company, helping found and fund Snowflake Inc. The bet paid off: Last month, Sutter Hill distributed a profit of nearly $12 billion on the less than $190 million it ultimately invested, as it transferred its shares in the company to its investors and partners, marking one of the most profitable investments ever in venture capital. The venture sector has long been defined by big wins on disruptive tech companies, balanced by far more numerous losing bets.

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