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An ideal option for an investor is the company’s (matured start-up) IPO, but it is difficult. Another way is to sell your stake to another investor at a price much higher than the initial investment or sell to a strategic investor. The life of the fund (and, accordingly, the period of ROI) can be 5–7 years, 10 years, it is extended for 1–2 years more. An average ratio of 2.5–3X is considered a good indicator of the profitability of a VC fund.