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Alexandra Damsker

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Founder and CEO,California Natural Ingredients. Highly successful proof of concept company. Corporate and Securities Attorney, SEC & various

Founder and CEO,California Natural Ingredients. Highly successful proof of concept company. Corporate and Securities Attorney, SEC & various

3 vouches

Involved In


Stealth Fintech
CNI (California Natural Ingredients)
Kira's Kiss Desserts/ Bodhi Biologics



CEO and Founder Stealth Fintech 2016 - present
CEO and Founder CNI (California Natural Ingredients) 2015 - present
CEO and Founder Kira's Kiss Desserts/ Bodhi Biologics 2010 - 2013
Corporate and Securities Attorney various 1998 - 2008


American University Washington College of Law Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law 1995 - 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Speech Communication. Cognates in Biology and Hebrew 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Supply Chain Management (Products)
  • • Ingredient Processing
  • • Selling to Large Companies
  • • Food Science
  • • Marketing to Food and Beverage Industry
  • • Building ingredient company
  • • Building Biotech company (with food and beverage application)
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Music
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Biotech (with food application)
  • • Food and beverage
  • • Health and Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I'ver successfully run a business, I ran a food manufacturing facility, and I'm quite familiar with both business law (corporate and securities practice for 15 years) and actual business. This is unique because most lawyers don't actually know anything about business - they just think they do (which is SO annoying).

I've pitched and put together everything necessary for fundraising - from a quick pitch deck to an exec summary to a full PPM and business plan. I've successfully raised funds for myself and others, and worked extensively with companies in many industries, angels, VCs and banks. I've also been accepted into an accelerator (so can tell you what that's like), and developed a proof of concept company that was surprisingly successful.

I tend to be strong on operations and focused on execution and overall strategy, including nailing down a working business model, figuring out a solid revenue plan, finding team players (including best providers), negotiating great deals, and cracking the whip on people who aren't performing. I'm great at anything research-based, including figuring out the best target market and key marketing approach.

Can't pick a name or deal with the actual pretty marketing docs, though - that's something I always tend to outsource.

More details on all available.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm collaborative, but once things are allocated, I like the focus to be on execution and overcoming barriers. I think communication and respect are key. I tend to be direct, but never with unkind intention, and hope for the same. I can handle anything, as long as it's the truth.

I'm looking for another hustler with an optimistic attitude (hard to work with pessimists over the long term) with an outgoing personality - or someone who can at least fake extroversion when called for. Lots of drive and an appreciation for the long haul over the short term is most useful (in my opinion).

Thanks for checking out my profile, and I look forward to meeting you and learning more.

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Maikel van de Mortel
They're my advisor  •  Brand Development & Marketing, Ex Machina. Previously CMO/COO, Stanton & Company.
Alexandra’s hunger for information and burning drive to develop a successful business is unparalleled. Her deep background in operations a ... nd keen understanding of business structures and legalities will prove to be of great value when laying the foundation for her business venture.
John C. Penn
We worked together  •  Director & Senior Counsel, RBC Capital Markets. Previously Adjunct Professor, Correspondent Clearing Issues, New York Law School.
I've worked in the financial services industry for almost two decades, and Alexandra remains one of the smartest and most creative and tenac ... ious people I know.
Tong Shen
They're my mentor  •  zen agitator, founders of Food Future, Inc., FOOD-X | Venture Partner, SOSV | BU, Harvard, Peking U, Brandeis.
Tenacious, hard working