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Rafael Ilishayev

  • Co-founder of Gopuff
  • Published in HuffPost & Forbes
  • Graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Business Administration

Rafael Ilishayev founded Gopuff in 2013 with Yakir Gola, his Business 101 classmate at Drexel University in Philly. With a background in the restaurant and banquet hall industry and an entrepreneurial spirit, Rafael knew what it took to make the dream a reality. Rafael helped goPuff plant its roots in Philly & spread to more than 500 cities nationwide. Today, customers can get everyday essentials like drinks (including alcohol in select markets), over the counter medicines, snacks and more delivered right to their door with Gopuff.

Among Rafael’s other accomplishments, he was named Target Marketer of the Year in 2017 and was mentioned in Forbes “30 under 30” in Retail & Commerce in 2017. He also received the Drexel University Founders Award & was recognized as an Emerging Leader by Valley Youth House.

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