Mike Evans likes building things. Especially startups.

Currently, he’s building a new company — Fixer. Fixer is a “right now” handyman service: Using their website, anyone in Chicago can book a fixer in minutes for whatever time is convenient for them. Fixers are full-time employees with benefits, as the company is committed to creating an alternative career path to the “gig”  economy.

Before Fixer, Mike attended MIT and then co-founded GrubHub because he was frustrated with futilely searching for delivery restaurants and grumbling through inaccurate orders. Version one of GrubHub.com was written in 2004, and from there he lead GrubHub through five financing rounds, a couple of acquisitions, a merger, and ultimately an IPO. With the IPO complete, Mike left GrubHub for new adventures, including a bike ride across the United States. After the ride, he directed a lot of energy into mentoring other entrepreneurs and writing a science fiction novel.

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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, just before my TransAm bike ride.