Who We Are

Thomas J. Horan
Mobile: (917) 539-0677
Email: thoran@acorncapital.com

Hello, my name is Thomas J. Horan and I am the founder of Acorn Capital Partners.  I have been in the investment business for over 20 years and have spent the majority of that time as an active investor and a student of investment analysis. My experience includes global macro research, fundamental equity research, investment banking, venture capital, technical analysis and business management. 

I began my career in 1999 at a small investment firm called Prime Charter, which was later acquired by Oppenheimer. In my early years in the brokerage business I found investment ideas by scanning the quarterly 13f filings of small cap hedge fund managers and trying to reverse engineer their investment process. I also did some investment banking work, raising money for several early stage companies. I had some initial success and was an early stage investor in Easylink Services (acquired by OpenText) and AGI Dermatics (acquired by Estée Lauder).  I also made some mistakes and learned a lot about the nuances involved in early stage investing and investing in deep value businesses with a catalyst.

In the late 2000’s, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work alongside the highest rated technical analyst on Wall Street according to Institutional Investors All American investment survey, where I studied collective intelligence, sector rotation and chart analysis.  In the early 2010’s, I served as the cofounder of a tech startup where I studied the investment process of Y combinator and learned a lot about business and people management. At the same time, I served as the general partner of Delphi Capital, a fund of hedge funds, where I outsourced capital to several top performing portfolio managers with various investment styles and learned about their investment process.

I believe that the breadth of my experience in various facets of business and finance and my passion for the art and science of capital allocation give me the ability to serve as a valuable partner in helping people manage their investments.