Joshua Mailman

Joshua Mailman has played BIG integrating money, meaning and progressive social change around the world for over thirty years. A legendary organizer, Josh founded the Threshold Foundation, a national network of philanthropists; the Social Venture Network U.S., Europe, and Asia, an international network of socially driven businesspeople; and co- founded Business for Social Responsibility and Grameen Phone, Bangladesh among others.

The ripples of his leadership are truly extraordinary. While Josh is an active philanthropist, his primary financial focus is creating change through investing in and helping to grow visionary companies through his impact venture capital fund Serious Change Investments. He also founded Jalia Ventures, a fund focused on putting early stage capital into the hands of inspired black entrepreneurs running impact ventures.

Josh Mailman is also a founding investor in  Stoneyfield Farms, Seventh Generation, Utne Magazine, Stirling Energy Systems, Global Telesystems, Wayfinder Systems, A.B., Motivano, Econergy International plc., the Fund for Global Human Rights, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, U.K., the Joshua Mailman Foundation, and an advisor to the Pema Fund.
He serves on the boards of the following organizations: the Fund for Global Human Rights, Blacksmith Institute, Afropop Worldwide, Environmental Defenders Law Center, Witness, and Bioresources International.

Josh’s story at play BIG is bound to inform, inspire and challenge.