Vinny Lingham

Chief Strategy Officer, Gyft

Vinny is a serial tech entrepreneur, originally from Cape Town, South Africa. He is the Founder and CEO of a number of startups including Gyft, the largest digital and mobile gift card platform, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. Born and educated in South Africa, Lingham now lives in the Bay Area where he serves as an angel investor and board member of multiple tech companies. A vocal proponent of entrepreneurship, Vinny is an active spokesperson for the power of technology and entrepreneurship, which he seeks to foster in his home country through the Silicon Cape Initiative, which he co-founded with a fellow high-tech entrepreneur.