Legatum Ventures is the private equity firm subsidiary of Legatum Group. Legatum Ventures started its operations in 2006 although its parent company was established in 1986. It seeks to invest in companies developing micro-finance products and services. As of September 2008, Legatum Ventures has invested in two companies and is still maintaining its stakes within them. Legatum Ventures is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The firm invests in companies worldwide, at various stages of development.