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Everyone loves Vinny

Dream big or go home is Vinny Lingham`s mantra, and it seems to be working.

01 January 2009

Although Vinny Lingham didn't quite realise his childhood dream of being a millionaire at the age of 21, he has a host of sexy IT investments in his personal portfolio. His own technology incubator has seeded one of South Africa's most successful search companies and States-side is where his new venture is set to become the de facto standard for SME web publishing. You'd better believe it.

Lingham's not only the man with the money; he's the man with the Midas touch. Like the Richard Branson of the web, a strong stream of tech companies float in his wake. There's Skyrove, the WiFi company with an interesting shared revenue stream that's about to take Africa by storm. In the marketing space he's invested in Quirk eMarketing and Clicks2Customers. The latter makes about $100 million annually. Lingham also has a hand in (a content site focused on internet related industries) and chess community

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