Kim Sanchez Rael: CEO of Azuca talks fast acting & predictable CBD edibles, the intersection of science and culinary creativity and the future of cannabis food service
This week I’m talking to Kim Sanchez Rael, CEO of Azuca. A passionate business leader, startup veteran and investor in innovation, Kim has an extensive background as an operating executive and venture capitalist, focusing on early-stage investments in tech companies. Prior to her career in venture, she co-founded an advanced energy company and held numerous management positions at Intel, where she managed a $200 million capital budget, led planning for a $1 Billion expansion, and held roles in finance, operations and strategic planning. Before joining Intel, she served as an aide in the US Senate focusing on foreign affairs and science and tech policy.
In our chat, Kim and I dig into: Azuca’s proprietary process for making edibles fast acting and predictable; Their initial product line, which includes sweeteners and syrups (and more) that can be added to food and beverages as the building blocks of a sophisticated culinary cannabis experience; We discuss what it’s been like Introducing CBD Products to the food service industry; Azuca’s unique focus on breakthrough science and culinary creativity; We discuss strategy for partnership, growth and expansion; She shares where she sees the future for cannabis in food service is headed; And more!
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