Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurs — the people who forge something out of nothing, see things differently, and challenge the status quo, in business and beyond. So we’re thrilled to announce the launch of a partnership with one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial networks in the world — Horizons, a collective of millennial figures who connect to invest and have impact together. They are the leaders of tomorrow, in every sense.
“Since we first founded Gentleman’s Journal, more than eight years ago, we have placed a particular emphasis on the power of entrepreneurship, and sought to celebrate the individuals that transform and disrupt their industries,” says Harry Jarman, Editor-in-Chief of Gentleman’s Journal.
“This is the community that Horizons represents so brilliantly. We’re thrilled to be working alongside them, in a partnership that will help us to delve deeper into investing, and champion positive change through innovation.”
Through a series of intimate events and specially produced content, Gentleman’s Journal and Horizons hope to move the conversation around impact investing forward in a meaningful way. Touching on positive change, technology and investment, our meetings and conversations will be unique opportunities to interact with some of the most successful thought leaders in global entrepreneurship and investment.
“We believe our community should have an outsized positive impact on society..."
“As an early investor, I’ve been an avid reader of Gentleman’s Journal since the very beginning.” says Kydd Boyle, co-founder of Horizons. “It’s a real honour to collaborate with the publication to share some best-in-class investment insight.”
“The community connects some of the most dynamic and engaging millennial family office investors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, family business owners and future leaders,” he says.
“We’ve been lucky enough to host some extraordinary speakers and thinkers at our events – when you get the likes of Adam Grant in the room to discuss how organisations should adapt to the pandemic, it’s going to be an interesting conversation”. Adam Grant, for those who don’t know, is only the youngest ever professor at Wharton, specialising in organisational psychology and a number 1 New York Times bestseller, selling over 20 million copies.
“We also attended some amazing events as a group – such as Founders Forum in New York – when you’re in a discussion with Arianna Huffington or Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) – it’s hard not to be inspired.” The topics of Horizons events are equally wide ranging “we’ll jump from cryptocurrencies to thinking about how to solve decarbonisation”, Kydd says.
Richard Blackwell, co-founder of Horizons, says “We’re becoming more active in making investments together as a community – both in early-stage venture opportunities and also pooling investments into funds. Importantly, we also believe our community should have an outsized positive impact on society. Which is why this year, we’ve committed to ensuring we are carbon net negative and will more than offset the carbon emissions from our activities. We are also planning a delegation to 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.”
Tommy Stadlen, co-founder of Giant Ventures, a VC backing purpose-driven technology founders, commented “Horizons has created a thriving community of emerging leaders who are united by a desire to make the world a better place. I always find their events worthwhile.”
It’s set to be a very exciting and positive year. If you’re interested in finding out more about Horizons and our year-long collaboration with the network, do get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org