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VC

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.

VC

1. See: Venture capital.

2. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Vincentian bank accounts.

3. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is used as an international standard for shipping to the nation. Each Vincentian parish has its own code with the prefix "VC." For example, the code for the Parish of Charlotte is ISO 3166-2:VC-01.

Venture capital (VC).

Venture capital is financing provided by wealthy independent investors, banks, and partnerships to help new businesses get started, reach the next level of growth, or go public.

In return for the money they put up, also called risk capital, the investors may play a role in the company's management as well as receive some combination of equity, profits, or royalties.

Some venture capital also goes into bankrupt companies to help them turn around, or to companies that the management wants to take private by buying up all the outstanding shares.