Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven cryptofund that invests in blockchain tokens has appointed Vinny Lingham as a General Partner.
The Texas-based firm is actively hiring entry-level analysts, expert research associates, developers, and data scientists to fill out its staff. It expects its first $100M fund will be fully subscribed by the end of Q1, 2018.
Lingham is a South African entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Civic, a global decentralized identity platform that leverages blockchain technology and recently completed a $33M token sale.
Lingham is also the co-founder of Silicon Cape, an NGO based in South Africa, and is a prominent investor. He is a regular Shark on Shark Tank South Africa.
“The pace of innovation around blockchain technologies is accelerating rapidly. Investing responsibly in crypto requires a lot of time, research, and nuance; you need a team of dedicated experts to react to new breakthroughs, keep up with the latest projects, and actively manage your portfolio. I realized I wasn’t the only one who needs that team, and that is a large part of what drove me to join Multicoin Capital as General Partner,” said Vinny Langham, General Partner, Multicoin. “Civic is currently my main priority, and I’m investing in the Multicoin team because I believe I can help Kyle and Tushar build an industry leading cryptofund. I look forward to collaborating with them in the years ahead.”