New Podcast: Vinny Lingham

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Vinny Lingham is currently CEO of the video conferencing startup Waitroom. But he is best known for his side gig as a Shark on South Africa’s version of the reality show Shark Tank. For the uninitiated, Shark Tank is the show where entrepreneurs try to convince a panel of hard-nosed investors like Vinny to put money into their businesses.

Shark Tank pitches tend to spring from the personal needs or passions of the entrepreneurs. Hence they’re heavy on products involving kids, pets, weight loss, etc.

But once in a while, something different happens on Shark Tank. For example, back in 2016, during Shark Tank’s first season in South Africa, Vinny offered to invest in the developers of the augmented reality game Augmentors. But there was an interesting catch.

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