Who's John Henry?
John Henry is a Dominican-American serial entrepreneur and investor. He is a Managing Partner at Harlem Capital Partners, a minority-owned impact venture firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse entrepreneurs over the next 20 years.
At the age of 18, John left college to pursue what became his first company, an on-demand laundry service. John quickly carved a niche out in Film and Television Production, handling wardrobe for clients such as Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Power and more. Within just two years of launching Mobile City, the company was successfully acquired.
Since then, Henry has been working avidly with early stage companies to one capacity or another. Whether through his non-profit incubator, Cofound Harlem, that teaches new entrepreneurs the basic building blocks of growing a company; or through his minority-owned venture firm, Harlem Capital Partners, that invests in them.
John also hosts Open For Business, a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Media about building a business from the ground up. The hit show debuted at #1 on the Business Podcast charts on iTunes, and has been featured on Adweek, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and more.