Member Since 2017
True Made Foods
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Abe was born in Washington DC and grew up in Virginia, Brooklyn and Maryland before attending Vanderbilt on an NROTC scholarship. After graduation, he served eight years as a Navy Helicopter pilot, deploying on counter-narcotics missions and for OIF. He spent his last tour in England where Abe earned his MBA from the London Business School and was introduced to impact entrepreneurship. This experience prompted Abe leave the Navy and start a seven year adventure in emerging markets as an impact entrepreneur. He spent time in Bulgaria, Ghana, Egypt and China and even lived with his family in Qatar for three years. A sucker for challenges, Abe worked in difficult environments on "wicked" problems like migrant worker housing and funding startups in the Middle East. Along the way, he launched various ventures from fun websites like Doha-Delivery.com to more difficult ones like building greenhouse farms in the desert. In 2013, Abe returned to the DC area and was hired by the Coexist Foundation to develop and launch Coexist Coffee. Launching the coffee taught Abe the food business and married his two biggest passions - food and entrepreneurship - and prompted him to found True Made Foods.
True Made Foods has reinvented America's favorite condiments. We took Ketchup, BBQ Sauce and Sriracha removed the corn syrup and reduced the sugar adding real vegetables like spinach, carrots and butternut squash instead. The veggies naturally sweeten our sauces allowing us to drastically reduce the added sugar and turning these once empty-calorie American staples into nutrient dense, paleo friendly and plant based super foods.