Yakir Gola, co-founder & co-CEO
Yakir Gola is the co-founder and co-CEO of Gopuff, the pioneer of the instant commerce category and go-to platform for immediate delivery of consumers’ everyday needs. Yakir sets the vision for the company and leads global business operations. Yakir and Rafael Ilishayev co-founded Gopuff in 2013 as students at Drexel University and made the first several thousand deliveries themselves, deliberately building the foundation of their business on the values they learned from their entrepreneurial families.
Since then, Yakir and Rafael have expanded the platform’s product assortment, developed and introduced new verticals including Gopuff Kitchens and its own private label line of snacks and home essentials, launched an advertising platform for partners, and more. Today, Yakir continues to power unprecedented innovation as he and Rafael build the rails for the future of commerce.
Yakir was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Retail & Ecommerce category in 2017, in 2019 received the Drexel University Founders Award and in both 2020 and 2021, Gopuff was named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50. Yakir is closely involved with Chabad serving Drexel University and spearheads many of Gopuff’s philanthropic efforts.