Vinny Lingham is Co-Founder & CEO at Civic. He was the founder and CEO of Gyft, a mobile gift card app that allows customers to buy, store, send and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device.
He is also the founder of Yola.com, a web development and hosting company that enables users without prior programming knowledge to develop websites.
Vinny is the recipient of numerous awards, including Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa (2006) and was also a finalist for Men’s Health Best Man (2009) and ICT Personality of the Year in South Africa (2008). He also previously founded Clicks2Customers, which also won the Top Technology Company award in South Africa in 2006.
He has previously served on marketing advisory boards for Nasdaq listed Valueclick and Yahoo, was also selected as an Endeavor “High Impact Entrepreneur” in 2006. Vinny studied a B.Com (Information Systems) at the University of Cape Town.
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Mar, 2016||Chronicled||$3.43M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2016||SweepSouth||$600k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Ekaya.com||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||SweepSouth||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||Airdog||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||String||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||Swiftly||$550k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2009||Personera||$125k / Angel||Personal Investment|
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