Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham

Formal First Name
Vinodhan (Vinny)
Nick Name
Oracle of Bitcoin
2/7/1979 - present

Vinny Lingham is the Co-Founder and CEO of Civic Technologies. Dubbed the Bitcoin Oracle, Lingham is most known for his accurate forecasts of movements in the cryptocurrency's price. He is a famous Internet entrepreneur and is arguably the most recognized cryptocurrency expert in the world. He is an active technology investor that primarily focuses on Silicon Valley. Lingham is regularly profiled and featured by major global media, including CNBC, Fortune Magazine, Business Insider, and many others.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • From 2014 to 2016, Lingham was one of the "dragons" on South Africa's Dragons' Den reality TV series.
  • Starting in 2016, he is one of the "sharks" on the follow-up to Dragons' Den, Shark Tank South Africa.
  • In 2017, Lingham was also an "Angel" on National Geographic's not-for-profit program Undercover Angel.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • His industry accolades include:
    • Top 500 CEO's in the World, 2015
    • World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, 2009
    • Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa Award, 2006
    • Endeavor High Impact Entrepreneur, 2006