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The inventor of the energy-harnessing soccer ball made a huge pivot — and it's paying off big time

Jessica O. Matthews is a lot of things: a Harvard graduate, an American, a Nigerian, a black woman, an inventor, and a CEO. What she isn't is the typical Silicon Valley tech bro — and she wears that like a badge of honor. "I joke now that I was always trying to be the perfect balance between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beyoncé," Matthews told Business Insider. "I definitely still try to do that right now.
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