Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Founder & CEO
Abhi Ramesh is the CEO and Founder of Misfits Market, a Philadelphia-based direct-to-consumer online grocery marketplace focused on sustainability, affordability, and accessibility.
Three years ago, at just 26 years old, he founded Misfits Market. Atypical among young founders, Abhi has instilled a culture of pragmatism and intentionality that sets Misfits Market apart from the increasingly crowded online grocery delivery space. Those guiding principles and his leadership have enabled Misfits Market to build an entirely new food value supply chain that solves the many inefficiencies across the food system. By working directly with farmers and producers to rescue food that might otherwise go to waste, Misfits Market is able to deliver high-quality produce, proteins, pantry staples, and other items to customers' doorsteps at an incredible value (up to 40% less than traditional grocery store prices). Since Abhi founded Misfits Market in 2018, the company has saved over 228 million pounds of food.
Abhi holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021.