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 videogames, films and television shows over the past decade.
Englebardt is a Co-Founder and Partner at Galaxy Digital (TSX: GLXY) and a founding General Partner of Galaxy’s Interactive division. Now investing from its second venture fund, with a combined $650mm of AUM, Galaxy Interactive focuses exclusively on companies operating at the intersection of content, finance and decentralized technology, with particular emphasis on video game studios, NFTs, social platforms and financial marketplaces.
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.glxy.gg), he was an early investor and advisor to several companies in the videogame and mixed-reality space, including Eyefluence, an eye-tracking technology company that was sold to Google and Seismic Games, which was sold to Niantic in 2016). He has also been an active crypto and blockchain investor for years, after first buying Bitcoin in 2013 and Ethereum in 2016.
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.