Hi, I’m Mike Evans, I like building things. Especially startups.

I’m building a new company, Fixer.  We’re a “right now” handyman service.  Using our website, anyone in Chicago can book a fixer in minutes for whatever time is convenient for them.  Our fixers are full time employees with benefits, as our company is committed to creating a career path alternative to the “gig”  economy.

Before Fixer, I went to  MIT where I graduated with a pile of degrees and an equally impressive pile of debt. After that adventure, I co-founded GrubHub because I was frustrated with futilely searching for delivery restaurants and grumbling through inaccurate orders.  I wrote version one of GrubHub.com in 2004 then armed with a “Sales for Dummies” book, I bootstrapped the business for two years. From there, I lead GrubHub through 5 financing rounds, a couple of acquisitions, a merger, and ultimately an IPO. Phew!

With the IPO complete, I amicably left GrubHub to try some new things.  The following day, I started a bike ride across the United States.  Upon returning, I put a lot of energy into mentoring other entrepreneurs until I got too fidgety and decided I needed to work on my own thing again.  Oh, I also wrote a science fiction novel.  I’m actively searching for a publisher.   You can read the first chapter here.

On occasion, people ask for a picture of me. I assume that’s because I’m speaking at their event. Though, conceivably, they may just want to throw darts at it.  Regardless, feel free to use the images below.

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Mike decked out in Fixer Gear

 

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I’m pretty stoked. The morning of the IPO at the corner of Wall & Broad

Training ride in Chicago

In Chicago, two days before my TransAm bike ride