When Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni Brandon Bryant, John Henry, Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle set up Harlem Capital, their goal was to change “the face of entrepreneurship” by seeding female and minority investors and entrepreneurs. In 2018, Harlem Capital launched a $25 million fundraise aimed at backing 1,000 diverse founders over the next two decades. Now Harlem Capital is expanding its ambitions by partnering with one of the world’s biggest and most storied private equity firms to increase diversity in the world of alternative investments.
On Tuesday morning, Harlem Capital and KKR & Co., the $200 billion in assets private equity giant cofounded by billionaires Henry Kravis and George Roberts, launched a partnership that will refer Harlem Capital’s interns and entrepreneurial applicants to KKR for the firm’s internship and full-time hiring programs. The partnership will focus on Harlem Capital applicants who are interested in careers in investment management, potentially matching them with opportunities across KKR’s broad and global reach. The partnership will focus on early-career professionals, undergraduates, and M.B.A. candidates.