Founder and CEO de CPT Investments Investor Shark Tank Colombia and Shark Tank México
Andrea Arnau is an entrepreneur and investor. She was born and raised in Colombia but has lived in Spain, Mexico, and the United States. She studied Advertising at Emerson College in Boston, where she fell in love with what technology could do to connect brands with people. Very early in her career, she developed businesses around the then-new Internet world. In the first ten years of her professional life, she founded three digital agencies in the USA and Latin America where she advised multinational companies on their branding and digital marketing strategies. Her clients included large brands such as McDonald’s, Clorox, Procter and Gamble, ABInBev, Skandia, Bancolombia, and Nokia.
After founding, growing, and selling successful digital companies, she decided to dedicate herself fully to the world of entrepreneurship. As founder and CEO of CPT Investments and Advisor in Special Projects of Rokk3r, she helps companies of different sizes with investment and advice for their growth through technology and exponential factors (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Big Data, among others).
Andrea shares her knowledge through face-to-face or virtual talks and enjoys actively participating in deep conversations about humans’ role in an increasingly automated world. Her participation in the investor panel of Shark Tank Colombia and Shark Tank Mexico has given her a high-reach platform that she uses to inspire entrepreneurs, business people and all those who seek to generate prosperity around them by creating new value propositions and new business models.
Those who know Andrea closely define her as a curious, innovative. A digital pioneer with exceptional ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and create long-term relationships. She faces life by focusing her attention on the abundance available and values the balance between personal and professional life, promoting that everyone around her cultivates both fronts daily.
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