Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
As SVP of Business at Gopuff, Daniel Folkman oversees the company’s Global Business Development, Corporate Development, Communications and Ads functions. Since joining Gopuff as one of the company's first employees, Folkman has been a key member of the executive team, helping the company scale to 500+ locations across more than 1,000 cities across the US and Europe. During his six years at Gopuff, he has spearheaded the company's fundraising and M&A, helping to raise more than $3.5B in funding and leading major transactions such as BevMo!, Liquor Barn, RideOS, Fancy, and Dija.
Gopuff has also become an irreverent and disruptive brand under Folkman’s guidance, launching award-winning media platforms like the first ever “The Quartertime Show” and “White Claw Winter Games”. Folkman originated the concept for Gopuff Ads - identifying the power of merging a culturally relevant brand built on hyperlocal logistics with the needs of CPG companies. Gopuff Ads has had a CAGR of 84% since launch and now commands sizable budgets from brands like PepsiCo and Unilever. Folkman is also the driving force behind Gopuff's major global partnerships with consumer companies such as Chase, Hyatt, Uber, Live Nation, Paypal, McLaren, UFC, and NBCU and celebrities including Chris Paul and Selena Gomez.