Earlier this week Koinify a new crypto funding platform announced that the CEO of Gyft Vinny Lingham has joined the Koinify Advisory board.
Vinny Lingham is a South African Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder & CEO of Gyft – a mobile gift card company, backed by Google Ventures. He was also previously the founder and CEO of Yola, Inc. (formerly known as SynthaSite), a San Francisco-based Web 2.0 start-up that provides free website building, publishing and hosting services.
Lingham sold Gyft to FirstData for over $54 million USD.
Vinny will be advising the startup from his new position and is also joined by a new mentor for the startup Tim Swanson.
Tim Swanson is a graduate of Texas A&M University and worked in East Asia for more than six years. He is the author of three research books including two covering the digital currency ecosystem. He is currently head of business development at Melotic and an advisor to Hyperledger.
Tim when asked about what excites him about Koinify stated,
“The Koinify team is actively trying to create and scale utility beyond the initial currency use-case of blockchains. This is exciting because despite a lot of talk this past year on potential decentralized applications very few are trying to actually build them. Koinify’s team has both the talent and industry experience to push the technology envelope, create value and solve problems.”
Koinify is quickly making a name for itself as a new platform for crypto funding and the addition of both Tim and Vinny can be seen as large wins for the startup.
Photo of Vinny Lingham provided by sidearm. Photo of Tim Swanson provided by Koinify.