Vinny Lingham
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Seed Funding in South Africa/Silicon Cape
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I've been hearing a lot about the structural problems in South Africa with regards to the seed funding woes that startups experience.I would like to start a debate about how much angel/seed funding…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Walker Feb 4, 2013.

What's missing in the Silicon Cape?
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I'll be back in South Africa for a few months towards the end of this year, and I'm planning on hosting a 1 day conference, and bringing some of the knowledge I've gained whilst being based in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jonathancrossland Sep 20, 2011.

UCT Business School Case Study on the lack of Early Stage Venture Capital
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Morgan Jones at UCT recently did a thesis on the local early stage VC situation in SA.He has graciously offered to share his findings on SiliconCape.comContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Brandt Mar 30, 2010.

Venture Capital in South Africa
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I read this blog post today on South African Venture Capital.According to the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Stanford Dec 9, 2009.


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About Me

CEO & Co-founder:  Gyft

Co-founder: Silicon Cape Initiative

Previously CEO & founder of YolaClicks2Customers & incuBeta

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Who are you?
Entrepreneur, Investor & All-Round Internet Guy
In what place did you last go to school or other institute of learning?
University of Cape Town

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The beginning of a dream...

I was reading an article in Fin24 today, and it highlighted to me how important it is to understand what Silicon Cape is, and equally what it is not. Credit belongs to the tireless efforts of countless entrepreneurs & investors with success stories & failures alike, over the many years in the Western Cape. These are… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:04 — 14 Comments

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At 11:05 on July 5, 2012, dn1980 said…

hi Vinny,

if you ever read this, then i am priviledged and fortunate. I am currently finishing up my mba at wits, with my thesis focusing on the state of the venture capital ecosystem for tech start-ups in south africa. Your input will be well received.

I will be located in Austin, Texas from September to January 2013. I really hope we can touch base.


I am an investment banker with an undergraduate background in computing. I also have a few entrepreneurial ventures i would like to test with you.

Many thanks,






At 14:40 on November 2, 2009, Thami Mvemve said…
Hi Vinny. I'm trying to find more about this company called Global Verge based in Missouri, US. Do you know anything about it?
At 9:02 on September 28, 2009, Francis Oghuma said…
interesting work you doing on the Africa technology landscape .Hoping to connect with you physically someday .
At 12:22 on September 13, 2009, Llew Claasen said…
Kewl VK, when u arriving in SA?

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