Sam Englebardt

Managing Partner, Galaxy Interactive

Sam Englebardt

Managing Partner, Galaxy Interactive

Biography

Sam Englebardt 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.

Englebardt is a Co-Founder and Partner at Galaxy Digital and the Managing Partner of Galaxy’s interactive division.  Investing from its $325 million Galaxy Digital EOS VC Fund (a partnership between Galaxy and software development company, Block.one), Galaxy Interactive focuses exclusively on companies operating at the intersection of interactive content, blockchain and other technologies, with particular emphasis on video game studios, eSports, digital objects and related infrastructure tech.

Englebardt’s involvement with Galaxy reflects his deep interest in the intersection of content, consciousness and exponential technologies. In addition to the Galaxy Interactive portfolio (www.galaxyinteractive.io), he was an early investor in Eyefluence, an eye-tracking technology company that was sold to Google and he has been an advisor to several start-ups in the mixed-reality space, including VR company, The Void (www.thevoid.com).  He has also been an active crypto and blockchain investor for years, having bought his first bitcoin in 2013, his first eth in 2016 and he was a seed equity investor in Block.one.

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 including Rave Cinemas (sold to Cinemark in 2013).  He has been a prolific content producer throughout his career and spent three years running LMG portfolio company, Demarest Films. His recent live-action projects include the acclaimed John Le Carre projects, The Night Manager and A Most Wanted Man.

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.

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