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Newtown Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that actively invests in emerging, disruptive technology startup businesses. With a focus on blockchain investment and advisory services, the team operates out of offices in Sunnyvale, California (Silicon Valley) and Cape Town, South Africa. Founded and run by internationally successful entrepreneurs, Vinny Lingham and Llew Claasen, Newtown Partners has an entrepreneurial focus that goes beyond investment.

Founded in 2014 on the set of Dragon’s Den by Vinny Lingham and Llew Claasen, Newtown Partners has a strong executive team with a proven track record in technology entrepreneurship. The team has successfully launched, grown and sold technology startup businesses as entrepreneurs themselves and know what is required to succeed internationally. As investors, the team has successfully invested in and nurtured a number of early-stage companies from ideation to market-leading businesses.

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Meet our directors

Llew Claasen
Llew ClaasenManaging partner
Llew is a go-to-market strategist with almost two decades of senior management experience in cryptocurrencies, technology product management and digital marketing.
Vinny Lingham
Vinny LinghamGeneral Partner
Vinny is a serial technology entrepreneur who is also the co-founder and CEO of Civic Technologies and previously founded Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014.

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