Henry Elkus is Founder and CEO of Helena. The organization combines a network of world leaders from multiple generations and fields to create positive change. Half of Helena’s members are leaders under the age of 25, and each is from a separate field. They include Nobel Laureates, Fortune 500 Execs, Activists and Explorers, Technologists, Linguists, and more.
Through a special partnership with Helena and KTK-BELT, Henry is also deeply involved in building The Vertical University, a fully functional, carbon-neutral, open source, and digitially connected University in Eastern Nepal. He is Co-Chair of The University's advisory board, which includes Tshering Tobgay, Bhutan's Prime Minister, and Royal Society Fellow Kamal Bawa.
Henry serves as Social Entrepreneur in Residence at The Boston Consulting Group, Special Advisor to the Berggruen Institute, and as a founding member of the forthcoming Avatar XPRIZE.
Outside of Helena, Henry is a Venture Capitalist. He serves as General Partner at Troy Capital, alongisde partners including Myspace co-founder Josh Berman. Troy is a technology venture firm based in Los Angeles, California, investing in both early and late-stage technology companies.
Henry is a contributor to, and the youngest panelist on the Wall Street Journal’s online small business panel. Other panelists include Wharton Professor Karl Ulrich and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor James Schrager.
Henry is a 21-year old undergraduate on leave from Yale University.
Prior to 2014, Henry was COO and Director of Philanthropy at Unlimited Ltd. Clothing. He attended Stanford University’s Online High School while competing internationally as a ski racer.