Overview:Jason Galanis is a principal of Holmby Capital Group,a private equity and consulting firm where he is CEO. He has invested in financial technology, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property since 1988.
He is the principal and CEO of IP Global Investors Ltd. IP Global is an investment company that invests in intellectual property and financial technology businesses. The firm's portfolio investments include the largest beneficial owner of an asset management firm with $1.7 billion of assets under management (as of April 2014).
Galanis co-founded a small business called The Credit Store, Inc., which grew to employ over 350 employees in California and South Dakota. The Credit Store was a consumer advocacy and credit card issuer. Galanis and his partner obtained institutional funding from Cargill and minority owned by Electronic Data Systems (now owned by HP).
Cargill Financial Services provided The Credit Store a $200 million credit facility. Galanis led the refinancing for The Credit Store of the $200 million Cargill credit facility with Morgans Waterfall Vintiadis & Co. Morgans Waterfall was a $2 billion hedge fund that Cargill introduced to The Credit Store.
After the sale of The Credit Store in October 1996, Galanis temporarily retired and moved to London, England.