Vinny is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor originally from South Africa. He has led several successful investments across the crypto industry from Filecoin to Solana. Vinny co-founded and is now Chairman of the Board at Civic, a blockchain-based identity protection and management system. He is also a general partner at Multicoin Capital and Newtown Partners. Vinny previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. He was a Shark on Shark Tank South Africa, a Dragon on Dragon’s Den South Africa, and an Angel in National Geographic’s Undercover Angel. Follow him on Twitter @VinnyLingham.