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Gyft is a digital gift card platform that enables you to manage your gift cards. You can ditch the plastic and use your mobile device to store, send and redeem cards.
For retailers, Gyft creates a meaningful new distribution channel by giving brands visibility into the consumers that hold their gift cards. By using Gyft, merchants can drive customer acquisition, increase shopper interaction and drive social engagement.
Vinny is a serial entrepreneur focusing on mobile, online marketing, and SaaS business models. Selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur and Young Global Leader, he has the passion to build Internet based companies. Over the years he has successfully raised over $50M in funding and is an active angel investor.
He is very involved in the Silicon Cape Initiative, which aims to build a high-tech cluster in South Africa. Prior to cofounding Gyft, he cofounded Clicks2Customers.com and Yola.com.
Vinny lives in Palo Alto with his wife and son. Read “In the Studio”, Gyft’s Vinny Lingham Presents A Brilliantly Dead-Simple Idea For Holiday Gift-Giving. View his Facebook page. Read his Google+ profile, LinkedIn profile, and Wikipedia profile. Read his blog. Follow his Twitter feed.