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Louis Hernandez Jr.

Founder and Chairman

Louis Hernandez Jr. is the Founder and Chairman of the Board for his foundation, For A Bright Future.


Louis Hernandez Jr. is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and author. He is the Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Black Dragon Capital, a minority-led private equity firm that makes control investments in technology companies.  

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Growing up as a child of parents from underprivileged families, Louis was ingrained with their appreciation for people who apply themselves, seek higher education, become successful adults, and give back to their communities. The goal is to put yourself in the best position to help others and give back to the community that shaped you. For A Bright Future is a natural outgrowth of his family’s “improvement philosophy” to achieve the American Dream as a means to help others as they seek social and economic equality and a better future. 


In his travels, and especially through his photography, Louis has witnessed the struggles of people from around the world. He was overwhelmed by how many of these people had overcome adversity to become distinguished members of their communities. As a result, Louis became an advocate of helping children and youth in underrepresented and underprivileged communities throughout the United States achieve a better life. 


The photos he brought home from his travels crystallized his desires into For A Bright Future as another means to advocate for the less fortunate. As Chairman, he shapes and approves the strategies of the foundation and sets its overall direction. 

In addition, Louis is the Creative Director of Bad Angel Photography Studios, which has contributed photography exhibits to the mission of For A Bright Future as well as other not-for-profit organizations. 

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His extensive track record has led to featured guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV to discuss topics ranging from technology, strategy, and economics. 

While also being an author to his three books, “Saving the American Dream,” “Too Small to Fail” and “The Storyteller’s Dilemma.

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