Unapologetic dreamer and entrepreneur. Strategic risk-taker. Always curious about the human brain and human behavior. I love to learn and solve things.
I am the CEO of Akily, an app that provides developmental activities for parents, nannies and at home daycares to do with their children face to face. Akily’s mission is to democratize children's development.
I also co-founded Voice123 and Bunnystudios.
Besides our own ventures Alex Torrenegra (my husband) and I have invested in other companies like VivaReal, the largest real estate marketplace in Brazil, Cornershop a grocery delivery app in Latam, Vaki a crowdfounding platform in Colombia, Kiwi a autonomous robots delivery service, and the Endeavor Catalyst among others.
I was born in Bogota, Colombia. Like many of my compatriots who came of age during the 90’s, I wanted to find a place where I could realize my dreams; at the time, Colombia was not that place — I considered it to be the USA. Sponsored by a family member who had previously immigrated to the country, I have been living there since I was 18.
Initially while learning English, I grabbed whatever job I could find until I was hired as the receptionist at a Miami-based radio station. There, I fell in love with voiceovers. Determined to learn the trade and all the processes involved, I began volunteering my time.
I soon found myself behind the microphone, first at Caracol, then at RCN, and later at Radio Uno. My confidence grew. I started working as a freelance voice artist as well, but my experiences in the industry made me realize that large-scale inefficiency ruled.
It was at this time in my life that I met my future husband, Alex Torrenegra — a Colombian-born entrepreneur with a passion for technology. Combining our passions allowed us to realize we could do something about the current state of affairs in the voiceover industry. Not long after we were married, we started creating Voice123, the first marketplace of its kind that allowed companies such as Disney, Pandora, Pixar, Spotify, the History Channel, Warner Brothers and many others to find voice artists without having to make use of agents. Voice123 revolutionized the industry.
We launched several other services following the Voice123 model, convinced they would also succeed. To our chagrin, they didn’t. The most important lessons we learned as entrepreneurs have come from our failures: Language123, Casting123, LetMeGo and Localo.
In 2012, we teamed up with another entrepreneur, Lucho Molina, and founded Bunny Inc. (now Torre). Wanting to increase overall industry efficiency, VoiceBunny was born: an on-demand fulfillment service that connects companies or individuals looking for voiceovers, directly with artists. This cuts out the middleman, making work more efficient, less time-consuming, and more affordable. As we continue to expand our reach, we have launched other brands: WritingBunny and TranslationBunny.
With all that said, the biggest joys in my life are my husband, Alex, and our daughter, Azul!
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