Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham
  • Chief Executive Officer
    gyft.com

Vinny is a seasoned, globally acclaimed entrepreneur who has founded a number of businesses, including the award-winning search engine marketing company, Clicks2Customers. He was chosen as a Young Global Leader Honoree 2009 by the World Economic Forum. He has been recognized as a high-impact entrepreneur by Endeavor Global and awarded the 2006 Top Young IT Entrepreneur. He has since gone on to start and become the CEO of Lingham Capital, a South Africa-based venture capital firm with investments in startups such as Skyrove, a Wi-Fi Hotspot provider, and Yola, formerly Synthasite. He serves on numerous international advisory boards for search engine and affiliate marketing, including Commission Junction and Yahoo!, speaks at conferences around the world and is frequently cited on Web 2.0 trends. He studied Information Systems at the University of Cape Town and graduated with an honors degree in Electronic Commerce from the University of South Africa.