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Alexander Torrenegra: The future of work is now and is remote.

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Alexander Torrenegra is a Colombian-American entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. He founded multiple companies including Torre, Voice123, and Bunny Studio. He is also one of the "shark" investors on the Sony's reality television series, Shark Tank Colombia. He was featured in MIT's list of Innovators Under 35 in 2012.

Torrenegra grew up in Bogot√°, Colombia. In 1993, he founded Apache A-X Cybernetic Enterprises Limited at the age of 14. He attended La Salle University, Colombia and Florida International University. He graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in Computer Science and is part of the Stanford University Leadership Program.

In 1998, Torrenegra moved to the United States. He met his wife, Tania Zapata, who was a voice actress, in Miami, Florida.[2] In 2000, they cofounded Torrenegra Labs. Torrenegra and his wife founded Voice123, which applied the concept of reverse auctions to the voiceover industry, in 2003. By 2007, the company passed $1 million in sales in 2007, and had approximately 150,000 voice actors registered and over 75,000 agency clients by 2016. In 2008, Torrenegra founded LetMeGo, a company focused on hotels competing for bookings. The company closed in 2011.

Torrenegra, his wife, and Lucho Molina founded Bunny Studio in 2012 with the launch of VoiceBunny, then renamed Bunny Studio, an API for professional human voices.

In 2013, he was part of a delegation of immigrant-entrepreneurs that met with President Barack Obama. He also works to improve government support for innovation in Colombia.

Alexander has been working remotely for almost two decades. He embodies the remoter lifestyle. His companies are currently all remote-first. He literally wrote the book on remote working with his latest release Remoter. He'll share his experience with remote working, the reasons, some personal such as his family but also professional with greater opportunities available to remote workers globally then could ever be present locally.

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