Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mike Evans - Grub Hub

Today Gigs at Startups is interviewing Mike Evans founder of Grub Hub

Name: Mike Evans
Company: Grub Hub
Role: Founder & CEO

What is Grub Hub?
GrubHub is a place for people to come and find every restaurant that delivers to them. @home diners can order by phone or online. Ordering through GrubHub is very convienient and using our service is free.

Why did you start Grub Hub?
I saw a great opportunity to fix something that was broken. Searching for restaurants that deliver to your address was extremely difficult before we came along. It was also not an easy process. We've been able to solve some real problems and provide a great service to a lot of people. I really wanted to leave the traditional corporate world and move into solving problems for people directly.

What is the best thing about working at Grub Hub?
I get to work with some really talented people. They challenge me and force me to improve to remain relevant. GrubHub is also doing really well in terms of the number of @home diners that really love us and use our service regularly. Its fantastic being a part of that.

What kind of people do you think are best suited to work at startups?
It sort of depends on the size of the startup. At first, its all about being able to do everything well. Over time, the ability to prioritize and sgement out work becomes more and more important. I think the most valuable thing is adaptability and a willingness to do hard work and be recognized and rewarded for that. If you find yourself ever saying "that isn't in my job description" or "that wasn't in writing" you will be absolutely miserable at a startup.

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