Multicoin Capital, an Austin, TX-based thesis-driven cryptofund that invests in blockchain tokens, appointed Vinny Lingham as a General Partner.
Vinny 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 firm also recently announced Brian Smith as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Multicoin Capital, Smith served as the Vice President of Finance at Bazaarvoice and helped lead the organization for over three years through a private placement, IPO, follow-on offering and two acquisitions.
His duties include both operational and fiscal responsibilities at the firm.
Multicoin Capital 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.