In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

  • Her early experimental days with fermentation and kombucha both as food to enjoy and also to heal.
  • The ways the universe lined up to put her in contact with her best friend and co founder Vanessa.
  • What a Kombucha Scoby is, and why you might want to put it on your head.
  • How a focused and inspired one hour meeting led to the famous anchor logo and the Health-Ade brand name.
  • The feelings of excitement mixed with fear that Daina and her co-founders felt when they all quit their jobs at the same time to work full time on Health-Ade.
  • The price that comes with being an entrepreneur and why you should embrace it.
  • The glamorous side of owning a business that we see vs what we don’t see behind the curtain.
  • Challenges within the fundraising process and tips Daina has about negotiating contracts as a founder.
  • What Daina does to keep her 200+ employees in sync and create great company culture.
  • Practical advice for things you should know when starting a business venture.
  • Her personal journey as a CEO and how Daina gained confidence in who she is both personally and professionally.

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Health-Ade Kombucha


  • “Creative things sometimes best come out from being in a pressure cooker.”
  • “All of our friends and family were asking us to please not quit our jobs and start a kombucha company from the farmers market.”
  • “It’s not about being fearless. I wasn’t fearless at all.”
  • “Starting a business is just constant problem-solving, in every way you can imagine.”
  • “The weird thing about confidence is that it’s already there inside you.”
  • “I did then what I knew how to do, now that I know better, I do better”
  • “Being awesome is wildly inconvenient”