Mike Novogratz

Mike Novogratz

Formal First Name
Michael (Mike)
1964 - present

Mike Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, a digital asset and blockchain leader. A cryptocurrency mogul, Novogratz is also a successful and well-respected hedge fund manager with a diverse career in the traditional finance and crypto industries. He was formerly a Partner and President for Fortress Investment Group, a leading, highly diversified global investment manager, where he also served as Chief Investment Officer of Fortress' Macro Fund. Before that, he spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Partner at the firm's Tokyo office, where he was responsible for selling Japanese government bonds to American investors. He was also posted to Goldman Sachs Hong Kong, where he ran a trading desk for the financial services company. He also served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. Today, Novogratz is a prominent advocate for digital assets and blockchain technology.

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  • Novogratz has made a commitment to philanthropy, focusing on both domestic and international issues. 

  • He serves as the Chairman of The Bail Project and has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation.

  • He is a Founding Partner of #REFORM whose mission is to liberate 1 million people unjustly stuck in our criminal justice system. 

  • He also sits on the Board of Overseers at NYU Langone Medical Center and is a board member of Princeton Varsity Club and Jazz Foundation of America.

  • He serves as Chairman of the Board for the Beat the Streets Program in New York City which funds and develops middle and high school wrestling teams in city schools. 

  • He has helped raise over $2 million for the program, the largest contribution to any sport in the history of New York City's schools.

  • He serves on the Board of Directors of the Acumen Fund, which uses entrepreneurial business principles to attack the problem of global poverty.