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Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham

Co-founder & CEO, Gyft

Originally from South Africa and now living in Silicon Valley, Vinny is a serial entrepreneur and tech executive. Vinny has been the founder and CEO of three companies: Yola, Clicks2Customers, and Gyft. He currently leads Gyft, a mobile gift-card company founded in 2012. Also an angel investor, Vinny still has close ties to his homeland, where he is one of the stars of Dragons’ Den, South Africa’s version of Shark Tank. He's been greatly involved in creating the Silicon Cape Initiative, an NGO whose goal is to develop South Africa’s Western Cape into a high-tech hub.

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