You to strengthen gaming relationships globally.
Galaxy Interactive, a subsidiary of Galaxy Digital Holdings, Ltd.the largest fund dedicated to the interactive sector, announces today the appointment of Ryan (Rongchang) You as partner and managing director, and co-head of the company’s games division. You will be responsible for strengthening and expanding the company’s gaming initiatives across the world.
You bring extensive relationships and experience having built the US franchise for Aream & Co, a leading gaming-focused investment bank. Previously you covered games on Liontree and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Throughout his career, You has advised a wide range of companies in the gaming ecosystem, including mobile, PC/console and technology/platform companies, and maintains strong relationships with major game publishers. games in the West and Asia. You earned his MBA from Colombia Business School and studied Information System at Carnegie Mellon University and fluent in Mandarin.
General partners Sam Englebardt and Richard Kim launched Galaxy Interactive in 2018 to address a lack of funding available to companies in the “interactive” sector, which Galaxy defines as the intersection of content, finance and technology. With over $650 million to date, Galaxy Interactive manages an existing portfolio of over 100 interactive companies, including Immutable, Polygon, Republic, Sandbox, AviaGames, BARB, Mythical Games, Genvid, RTFKT, AccelByte, 1047 Games, StockX, and Bad Robot Games, among many others others.
“Ryan’s deep experience working with game studios and the breadth of his industry relationships around the world make him the ideal candidate to help us manage and grow our business during this period of growth. phenomenal,” Englebardt said. “He will be an invaluable resource for our existing portfolio and for the many new studios we are investing in together in the years to come.”
Prior to joining Galaxy Interactive, You was an independent advisor on a few of Galaxy’s investments, including AviaGames and rctAI.
“Galaxy Interactive has a very strong team of experts in traditional games, technology and web3/blockchain,” You said. “I have known the Galaxy team for a while now and everyone who has worked with them has nothing but the best things to say about them.” Although it is already one of the biggest funds in the industry, it still looks like a startup with huge growth potential. I think it’s the perfect time to join the team.
About Galaxy Interactive
Galaxy Interactive, a division of Digital Galaxy, is an agnostic venture capitalist focused on companies operating at the intersection of content, finance and technology. Led by General Partners Sam Englebardt and Richard KimGalaxy Interactive has been one of the most active video game and blockchain investors in the world since its inception in 2018, with over $650 million of assets under management in its two funds and investments in more than 100 companies.