“What you are is God’s Gift to You,
What you Become is your Gift to God”
Andres Hurtado Rangel is a technology entrepreneur recognized for developing successful international businesses from Miami, Florida, and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business.
In 1998, Andres became a professor of technology and innovation and as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he founded his first consulting firm. During the past 20-plus years, Andres has owned firms in Information Technology, real estate development, business process outsourcing, call/contact centers, digital media, training academies, and cloud service providers, and has been a pioneer in the IT cybersecurity management services model that is geographically distributed and regionalized with the cloud, resulting in a hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure. This model has become critical to meeting today’s digital engagement and business exchange expectations.
As for the future, Andres plans to continue to grow and expand his businesses. More importantly, he plans to develop innovative, progressive, and collaborative ways to reach as many people and businesses as possible and help them succeed in today’s global digital economy. This means interconnecting various worldwide ecosystems of startups, founders, investors, and corporations.
As a serial entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, investor, and speaker, Andres masters the skills of business development, partnering, branding, marketing, and networking. He is an expert in designing the global architecture of enterprise clouds in complex IT environments for multinational corporations, international governments, and small and medium-sized businesses.
Proud collaborator on topics of Innovation and disruptive technologies.
“You are never too young to teach,
Never too old to learn”
At the age of 19, Andres became a Microsoft Certified Trainer and started leading courses and teaching technology, innovation, project management, network-critical infrastructure, telecom, and information security at universities, IT academies, and training companies. At the same time, he founded an IT consulting firm operating from Miami as a cloud service provider with presence in 35 markets in North America, Central/South America, and Europe, serving a wide spectrum of industries, such as financial services, healthcare, telecom service providers, pharmaceuticals, government, trade, and logistics companies.
“Talk is Cheap, words without action, is no action”
For nearly a decade, Andres has been a leading expert as a Virtualization Architect in cloud computing geo-redundancy for high-availability systems, datasecurity and encrypted backup solutions for IT disaster recovery and business continuity strategies for companies in the USA, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
“Leadership is influence, and leadership of any kind, in any location for any purpose require that you take the time and effort to work well with people”
In 2012, and as a result of his expertise in IT and passion as a trainer, Andres was invited to be chapter leader for VMUG, a VMWARE end-user group of virtualization technologies in the Miami community. In 2014, he put together a professional business community for Latin America called NubeEmpresarial.com
“Practice what you Preach”
As a serial entrepreneur, Andres has launched several technology-related firms. Some include SynerTechCloud Solutions, SynerMedia Networks, designing/building BPO outsourcing services, a virtual assistants platform ScaleUPWork.com, a global investment advisory called BiZION GROUP, business coaching groups, and startup conferences like Startup SAFARI Miami and GlobalStartupCON.org, where founders, private investors, and VCs can venture into new, disruptive technologies and innovations.
“FOCUS=Follow One Course Until Succeed”
He maintains excellent and strong partnerships with organizations like Infragrad and other companies in South Florida, including service providers at the NAP of the Americas Datacenter, where more than 143 countries are interconnected for the telecommunications and Internet traffic exchange of thousands of companies. This is the most important point in the world of communications, where companies protect their data so that it never fails them.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving on”
Andres is the founder of BiZion Group, a business development, Venture Capital, a consultancy firm specializing in business models, that supports global startup founders, business expansion, and growth-stage development.
As an angel investor, Andres invests in three types of deals. The first group is the founders he builds the relationship and knows well;
“in this business founders are everything. I am very comfortable backing superstars based on little more than their involvement (though that rarely happens as they almost always have a great idea.) Andres said.
The second group is comprised of companies in sectors where he has plenty of experiences such as cyberSecurity ADtech, marketing, enterprise saas, some consumer tech, and data.
“I look hard for original, defensible ideas that have the potential to become huge. I would rather lose on a bunch of companies than to miss out on one of the big ones. This is a business of swinging for home runs and being comfortable with striking out. Cruise Automation is a great example of this strategy. a lot of folks thought it was a weird investment; six months later it was sold to GM for a billion dollars. I don’t consider myself an index investor (in the public markets I had a 30.9% IRR over the seven years I was active), but I love the value of smart diversification” Andres Said.
The third group is deals that he gets access to as a result of the StartUp Ecosystem network were a great VC or angel whose investing is respected and is leading the round and he can get a small allocation. Basically a smart follower strategy. “In those deals, I like to put in a small amount of capital and syndicate the rest so that you all can share. Another great way to diversify in the hunt for the nonlinear returns” Andres comment.
“Make it Happen!
“You could be a someone that..
Doesn’t know what happens, doesn’t care what happens, let things happen
Make things Happen”
As an educator, leader, he understands how important is to give back to the community, that is why he founded the Making The ShiFT Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides science and technology education to underprivileged communities around the world bringing Programs and Core values for human development and sustainability. leveraging technology for early education to children in underprivileged communities, by using computers, science instruments, and online training as a tool to extend the knowledge and empowerment to work today and in the future, with entrepreneurship programs for new social-economic development and sustainable communities worldwide.
“PUSH=Pray Until Something Happens”
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