Both John Henry and Ani Sanyal embody similar values when it comes to business and entrepreneurship. You won't find any "hustle porn" here. This is about stacking bricks, building real P&Ls and documenting all the highs and lows that come with this life.
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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 drycleaning service for the Film and TV industry in New York City. John led the company through its acquisition in 2014 -- founding and selling his first business by the age of 21.
Formerly a Partner at Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused early stage venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship, John is also a familiar face on television. In 2019, he was the host of VICELAND's show, HUSTLE, which is Executive Produced by Alicia Keys and focused on helping scrappy entrepreneurs grow their business to the next level.
Before "Hustle," John was busy getting his hands dirty with his first business:
After that, John went on to being a Venture Partner at Harlem Capital. He spoke extensively about how to break into the VC world with the esteemed Earn Your Leisure podcast:
Currently, John is building his real estate portfolio and getting ready to launch his next endeavor.
From a young age, Ani recognized the importance of creating equity and ownership in order to control your destiny. While in high school, he founded an independent record label and soon found himself navigating the ways of the music industry.
Today, Ani manages a portfolio of companies consisting of a creative agency, a real estate investment group and a food & beverage business. He leverages his knowledge of the digital and tech space for many of the world’s biggest brands, including Converse, Juice Press, HBO and more.
He is deeply passionate about empowering creators and entrepreneurs of color, and hosts a monthly meetup in NYC called “Idea Exchange.” Ani is also a recognized speaking, giving talks around the world about the importance of ownership and building equity.
In 2015, Ani was invited to give a TEDx Talk at Boston University where he spoke about his battle against kidney failure:
In 2019, Ani founded Kolkata Chai Co with his brother was talked about building a digital-first food business with CNBC:
Recently, Ani was invited to chat about his diverse business experiences on the Earn Your Leisure podcast: