Cofounder & CEO, Civic
Vinny Lingham is co-founder and CEO of Civic.com, a business-to-business company that uses blockchain technology to provide companies of all sizes with identity-verification, -protection, and -management services, and enable their customers to know and control when and where their personal information is used. A startup, Civic.com recently raised $33 million. Out of the one billion tokens available, 33% was allocated for public investment, 33% is to be given away to companies and users who accelerate growth, and 33% is reserved for future sales. Previously, Lingham founded and served as CEO of Gyft & Yola, Inc. He’s also the co-founder of SiliconCape, an NGO based in South Africa that is transforming Cape Town into a technology hub. Lingham has also served as the founder and CEO of global-search marketing firm incuBeta and its subsidiary Clicks2Customers. He has appeared as a “shark” on Shark Tank South Africa. Lingham is a native of South Africa and a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.