John Henry has announced his departure from Harlem Capital after three years with the New York-based venture capital firm. Henry made the announcement yesterday via a Medium Op-Ed, and took to his Instagram to share his sentimental farewell.
“I learned a great deal being part of this team. Made memories that will last a lifetime. Formed a special kind of bond that only partners of a like-mission will know. Put my own little touch in the firm’s DNA. And ultimately, served passionately until I contributed all I felt I was meant to,” Henry wrote in the Medium Op-Ed.
Henry joined Harlem Capital in 2017 working alongside managing partners, Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle, as well as venture partner, Brandon Bryant. Harlem Capital was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Ebony’s Power 100 List, and Henry also served as host of the TV show “Hustle,” a Viceland series produced by Alicia Keys where Henry uses his entrepreneurial expertise to help budding entrepreneurs scale their business.
Since joining Harlem Capital, Henry and his team were able to create a $40.3 million fund backed by top tier financiers and institutions. The goal was to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over the next 20 years — an achievement Henry feels Harlem Capital will definitely accomplish.
“I have no doubt that Harlem Capital will succeed in changing the face of entrepreneurship,” Henry wrote.
We are excited to see the continued success of Harlem Capital, and look forward to Henry’s new entrepreneurial endeavors.