Meet Amoye Henry, a portfolio manager on a mission to scale businesses led by unique founders.
The serial entrepreneur already has a global footprint — and she’s under 40.
Amoye Henry is on a mission to scale growth-based businesses led by unique founders across the world — and her efforts have been recognized at a global level. In 2021, she was named as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (100 Under 40 Edition), for her outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship. Acting as a government liaison and strategic brand partnership builder, cementing key investment deals, she has helped to secure over $14M in funding for tech entrepreneurs, start-ups, and innovation driven organizations. A serial entrepreneur, she’s the co-founder of Pitch Better, a start-up that has engaged over 3000 Canadian entrepreneurs from diverse communities, providing up to $500,000 in funding, and producing three national published research studies (including Canada’s first open market study on Black women entrepreneurs). Amoye was also the co-founder of the AfroChic Cultural Arts Festival, a multi-disciplined annual festival that ran for nearly a decade in Toronto, highlighting young and emerging talent from Canadians of African descent. Amoye currently works as a portfolio manager at an investment fund in London, UK and acts as a lead investment consultant with firms based in Toronto, Dubai, and Accra.
My first job ever was… working as a 13-year-old graphic designer creating menus for small restaurants in my community.
My proudest accomplishment is… getting into one of Canada’s top business schools.
The idea for Pitch Better came to us when… we realized that 59% of Canadian Black women founders had a bachelor’s degree or higher, but could not secure funding to scale their businesses.
My boldest move to date was… expressing myself with humility and transparency.
My passion for consulting began when… I was 18 years old. I found my purpose when I figured out that there were all these problems around and instead of being part of the problem, I wanted to solve it… I realized I was a Solutions Architect.
I surprise people when I tell them… I am a classically trained musician.
My advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is… The Riches are in the Niches; think about who and what you choose to serve. Solve a problem.
My best advice from a mentor was… Take advice with a grain of salt…
My biggest setback was… Every setback has been a step forward in a path meant for me.
I overcame it by… Trusting God.
My favourite thing about the AfroChic Cultural Arts Festival is… The incredible growth and the immaculate abilities of the artists and talents that make the production a memorable experience.
I stay inspired by… Intentionality and people-powered experiences, strategies and movements.
The future excites me because… It is ours to design.