CHRISTINA BELLMAN LEVO OIL DENVER • CANNABIS
Levo Oil’s sleek countertop appliance looks like a fancy cappuccino machine, but it’s
actually designed to infuse butter and cooking oils with herbs like basil, rosemary—
and marijuana. “Discerning cannabis users actually look a lot like a Whole Foods
shopper,” says Bellman, a former IBM consultant who set out to elevate the messy
art of making THC butter for homemade edibles—an innovation ripe for the booming upscale cannabis market. Since making the $200 product available last summer,
Levo Oil has been logging six fgures in sales monthly, also wooing amateur chefs.
CAROL REILEY DRIVE.AI
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
“For most people in artifcial intelligence and deep learning, it’s still relatively novel,”
says Reiley, who worked in robotics for 17 years before dropping out of Johns Hopkins
while getting her PhD. Now, she and her team are armed with more than $62 million
in venture capital to build the brain for the autonomous vehicle—an attachment that
could be retroftted to almost any car—putting her in position to face of against
the world’s most powerful companies, including Uber, Tesla, and GM.
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