Venture capital firm Galaxy Interactive appoints Ryan You as partner and managing director
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interactive Galaxy, a subsidiary of Galaxy Digital Holdings, Ltd., the world’s largest interactive fund, today announced the appointment of Ryan (Rongchang) You as Partner and Managing Director, and Co-Head of the Games Division of the society. 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’ve covered gaming at 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 your MBA from Columbia Business School and studied Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University and are fluent in Mandarin.
General partners Sam Englebardt and Richard Kim launched Galaxy Interactive in 2018 to fill a funding gap available to companies in the “interactive” sector, which Galaxy defines as the intersection of content, finance and technology. With over $650 million raised to date, Galaxy Interactive maintains an existing portfolio of over 100 interactive companies, including Immutable, Polygon, Republic, Sandbox, AviaGames, BARB, mythical games, GenvidRTFKT, AccelByte, 1047 Games, StockXand bad robot gamesamong many 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 already one of the biggest funds in the industry , it still looks like a startup with huge growth potential. I think now is the perfect time to join the team.
About Galaxy Interactive
Galaxy Interactive, a division of Galaxy Digital, is an independent stadium venture capital investor focused on companies operating at the intersection of content, finance and technology. Led by general partners Sam Englebardt and Richard Kim, Galaxy Interactive has been among the world’s most active video game and blockchain investors since its inception in 2018, with over $650 million in assets under management across its two funds. and investments in more than 100 companies.