Partner, Harlem Capital, Host, 'HUSTLE' on VICELAND, Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur

John Henry
Speaking Fee: $10,000 to $20,000

Travels From: AUS - Austin

Primary Topic Category: Business & Entrepreneurship

Secondary Topic Category: African American & Black


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John Henry At A Glance:

John Henry is a serial entrepreneur, TV Personality, and Partner at Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused early-stage venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship. He was named as one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" and Ebony's Power 100, Henry's fearlessness and emotional intelligence was showcased on the Viceland docuseries, Hustle, which followed Henry as he challenged New York City-based entrepreneurs to push their boundaries and scale their businesses. John shares his perspective on common Startup issues from both the lens of a Founder and Partner of a Venture Capital firm.

Voted to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Ebony’s Power 100 lists – John Henry is a Dominican-American entrepreneur and investor. Henry started his first business at 18, an on-demand dry cleaning service for the Film and TV industry in New York City, with clients such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, Power, and more. Henry led the company through its acquisition in 2014 — founding and selling his first business by the age of 21.

On the heels of his first win, Henry launched Cofound Harlem — a non-profit incubator that aims to foster a robust tech ecosystem North of 96th street in New York City. Cofound Harlem has launched numerous high-growth companies in Harlem, gaining recognition from Fast Company, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and more.

He now serves as a Partner at Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused early stage venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship. Henry is also the host of VICELAND’s latest show, HUSTLE, which is Executive Produced by Alicia Keys and focused on helping scrappy entrepreneurs grow their business to the next level.

  • Diversity in Venture Capital

    The Business Case For Investing in Women and Minorities
  • The Personal Brand Effect

    How I built my Personal Brand from an Instagram audience to a TV show on VICELAND Executive Produced by Alicia Keys
  • Startup 101

    John shares his perspective on common Startup issues from both the lens of a Founder, and Partner of a Venture Capital firm
  • From Doorman to Landlord

    Just 8 years ago, John Henry was working as a doorman. Since then, he's sold a company, founded a Venture Capital firm, won Forbes 30 under 30, and hosting a show on VICELAND. This is the story of how he did it.
John’s amazing! Thanks for working with us on this!

— Hennessey

Fiery, genuine, and incredibly energetic.


John did an outstanding job. His judging insights, comments and feedback to the students were tremendous and they got a lot out of it. In regards to the keynote, I heard nothing but rave reviews from the audience and students. Thank you for helping this year and working to ensure that our event was a success!

— Texas Christian University

We would like to fully extend our gratitude and appreciate your contributions as a speaker. Your amazing entrepreneurial journey, candid conversation, and the invaluable insights shared during your session served to inspire legions of entrepreneurs to pursue their business ventures with passion, tenacity and excellence. Judging from the continues flow of phone calls, emails, texts and social media from attendees, your appearance will change countless lives. Once again, thank you for your role in making the event a smash success.

— Black Enterprise

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