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VooDoo Spirits, Inc.

A West African palm liquor company combining current distilling technology with traditional expertise for a premium and exotic spirit.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Rochester, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Made in Benin, TAMBOUR ORIGINAL Sodabi is the world's first acclaimed premium palm liquor, with a silver medal in the 2015 SF World Spirits Competition. Production and consumption of sodabi has previously been exclusive to West Africa. It's the goal of VooDoo Spirits to acquaint the world with this lush, subtle spirit. With a growing market and increasing call for novel flavors in the US, TAMBOUR ORIGINAL is well placed to respond to the demand.


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    VP, African Operations

    Eric is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of operations, Benin, where he received a 9 week training on effectively working as an expat in Benin. He served as a Manager and Regional Coordinator of a satellite Peace Corps office, functioning as a consultant to top management at Peace Corps country headquarters regarding projects, security, and program efficacy as well as managing a staff of Locally Contracted Peace Corps employees.

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    Kassandra Klaritsch
    VP, Marketing

    Kassandra is the former head of marketing for the Costes-Cirgues vineyard in Sommières, France and assistant to a US wine importer. She has recently finished her Masters of International Business at INSEEC Business School in Lyon, France, where she will be pursuing her MBA in '13-'14. She currently works for the Credit Suisse bank in Geneva. She also has a number of contacts both in the US and Europe in wine and spirits distribution.

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    Jake is a recent graduate of the Intl. MBA at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT with a concentration in Electrical Engineering and Robotics and a minor in Management from the Sloan School. He then obtained an MS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA with a focus in design and manufacturing. Before starting his MBA, he worked for two years as a design engineer at a medical device company in LA.


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    Foley Hoag LLP

Previous Investors

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    Jake Muhleman
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    Fred Muhleman
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    Victor Sinow