Co-Founder & CEO | Civic
Vinny Lingham is a well-recognized South African Internet entrepreneur, an active technology investor focused primarily on Bitcoin and Blockchain projects, and a Shark in Shark Tank South Africa. Dubbed “the Bitcoin Oracle,” Vinny immigrated to California a decade ago and is currently the co-founder & CEO of Civic Technologies, Inc, a blockchain-powered startup company that is now leading the global digital identity revolution. Prior to Civic, he was the co-founder and CEO of Gyft, a mobile gift card company founded in 2012 and backed by Google Ventures. Within two years, Gyft quickly become the leading player in the space and was acquired by global payments giant First Data Corporation in 2014, for over $50m.