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Investment Team

Sam Englebardt

General Partner

Sam Englebardt is a Co-founder and Partner at Galaxy Digital and the Founding General Partner of Galaxy Interactive. He is a media and technology investor and content producer who has created, acquired and/or financed a broad range of traditional and digital businesses and dozens of films and television shows over the past decade. Prior to Galaxy Digital, Englebardt was a Partner and Managing Director at Lambert Media Group (LMG) from 2007 - 2016, where he sourced and managed a portfolio of media-sector private equity investments. Before LMG, Englebardt was a Vice President and Financial Advisor at Alliance Bernstein. He has been a prolific content producer throughout his career and spent three years running LMG portfolio company, Demarest Films. A licensed attorney in California, Englebardt earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and studied philosophy, political science and economics at Oxford University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, from which he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Richard Kim

General Partner

Richard Kim is a General Partner at Galaxy Interactive and a Managing Director at Galaxy Digital. His experience spans investing, trading, law, finance, management and strategy. He joined Galaxy Digital as COO in May 2018, before joining Galaxy Interactive in Dec 2018. Prior to joining Galaxy Digital, he was the COO of Global Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Trading at Goldman Sachs from 2015-18. From 2012-15, he worked at J.P. Morgan, where he was the Co-COO of Global Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Trading, and prior to that was the COO of J.P. Morgan's electronic trading franchise for FX/EM. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as a derivatives and regulation attorney at J.P. Morgan. From 2007-10, he worked as an attorney in Cleary Gottlieb’s financial products and markets group. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2007 and studied philosophy and economics at the University of Washington, from which he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2004 at the age of 18.

Deal Team

Michael Fan

Partner

Michael Fan is a Partner at Galaxy Interactive and is responsible for leading our diligence into gaming opportunities. Prior to joining Galaxy, he was the Chief Strategy Officer of Blade Group, responsible for launching the Cloud Gaming service "Shadow" in the US. With more than 10 years of experience in high-tech, Michael served various roles, including Product Development, Business Development, Strategy and Sales, and worked with different international companies such as Orange, Nufront, Softbank and Conviva.

Ryan You

Partner

Ryan is a Partner at Galaxy Interactive. Prior to join Galaxy Interactive, Ryan was the Head of US at Aream & Co., a leading gaming investment bank, where he built the US franchise from ground up. He advised on a number of high profile gaming M&A and fundraise transactions including $750m sale of Unknown World Entertainment to Krafton, $525m sale of Starlark to Zynga, $300m sale of Daybreak to EG7, and Ubitus’s strategic fundraise from Tencent, Sony, Square Enix. Before Aream, he covered gaming at LionTree where he helped founding of Griffin Gaming Partners, as well as at Bank of American Merrill Lynch. Before that he was developing portfolio management and optimization model for $40bn multi-asset portfolio at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital. He earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and studied Information System at Carnegie Mellon University. Ryan is a native Mandarin speaker.

Mustafa Kamal

Associate

Mustafa Kamal is an Associate at Galaxy Interactive. He began his career at KPMG Toronto within the Audit practice before transitioning to the firm's Transaction Services group where he worked on mid-market buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements, targeting both Canadian and U.S. markets. After spending 2 years within the group and acquiring his CPA designation, he joined the investment team at London Venture Partners, a seed fund that invests within the interactive entertainment ecosystem.

Cole Mora

Associate

Cole Mora is an Associate at Galaxy Interactive. He began his career as an early employee at Highspot, a B2B SaaS unicorn based in Seattle, WA, starting in business development before expanding into marketing, design, and product development. He was recruited as a founding member of the CIO/CTO Advisory practice at Infosys Consulting. In 2020 he joined Struck Capital as a generalist investor focused on leading pre-seed and seed stage deals. There he worked on sourcing and ecosystem acceleration, expanding a diligence paradigm, and helping launch a venture studio. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and a Leadership Studies Sequence.

Arun Afzali

Analyst

Arun is an Analyst Galaxy Interactive. He was previously an executive and investor at Mittare Insurance in Bangkok Thailand. Arun considers himself a web3 native with interests in tokenomic models behind various protocols. He is Alumnus of Babson College (BSc) and London Business School (MFA) with degrees in finance.