VC Meaning

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What does VC mean?

VC means Video Credit. It could also mean Venture Capital, Venture Capitalist, or Voice Chat.

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VC Meaning
Find out what VC means and how it is used.

VC is an initialism that stands for “video credit” or “video creator”. It is typically used on Instagram to credit someone who filmed or created a video.

VC can also mean “venture capital” or “venture capitalist”.

On Discord, VC stands for “voice chat”.

Where is VC used?

VC is usually used on Instagram, but is sometimes also used on other social media sites like Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.

VC is used on the follow platforms and places:

  • texting
  • online conversation
  • email
  • Discord
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
An example of the initialism VC in a text message.
An example of the initialism VC in a text message.

How is VC used?

VC is used to give credit to the person who filmed or created a video.

Do people say VC out loud?

People do not say VC out loud when they are talking about video credit.

When talking about venture capital or venture capitalists, it is very common to say “VC”.

Example Uses of VC

On Instagram:
Finally landed this kickflip! VC: @friend #skateboarding

Someone posts a video to Instagram of them landing a kickflip and credits their friend who filmed it.

On Instagram:
This looks so cool! vc: @person

Someone posts a cool looking video on Instagram and gives credit to the person who created it.

On Instagram:
Had a fun time at the track this weekend! vc @filmer

Someone posts a video from their weekend at the race track and gives credit to the person who filmed them.

On email:

Someone advices a startup founder to raise money from a venture capital firm.

In a text message:
You should try to get in touch with her! She's one of the best VCs in SV!

Someone tells their friend to get in touch with a VC to raise funding for their startup.

Who uses VC?

There aren’t really any specific kinds of people who use the term VC on Instagram.

When talking about venture capital, the term is mainly used by people who work in technology or finance, especially those living in Silicon Valley.

History of VC

First Use

We aren’t sure where or when VC was first used, but the term was used to mean “venture capital” long before “video credit”, “video creator” or “voice chat”.

Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for VC.
Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for VC.

Rise in Popularity

According to Google Trends, searches for “vc meaning” have been increasing since mid-2013. This is the same time that Instagram began allowing users to post videos.

What was used before VC?

VC was not needed on Instagram prior to June 2013, since Instagram did not allow users to upload videos.

Other Definitions of VC

VC can also mean:

  • Venture Capital
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Voice Chat

Venture Capital

VC is a popular initialism that stands for “venture capital”, a form of private equity and financing where investors invest in startup companies.

Venture Capitalist

VC can also be used to mean “venture capitalist” (a person who works in venture capital). For example, someone may say “OMG, did you see what that VC said on Twitter?”.

Voice Chat

On Discord, VC is used to mean “voice chat”, a feature which allows users to talk to each other using their microphones.