Vinny Lingham

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Vinny is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. After over a decade of experience in e-commerce, he realized that no-one had a universal solution to tackle identity fraud for consumers. He is an active investor and co-founder of South African Venture Capital leader Newtown Partners and has led early stage investments into successful startups. Vinny 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.