About The Authors

Matt Maloney
GrubHub co-founder and CEO
Twitter: @M3aloney

Matt AvatarMatt Maloney is the co-founder and CEO of GrubHub. Before conjuring up plans with his good friend Mike Evans to take over the online delivery world, Matt majored in physiology at Michigan State University. But as the Internet was emerging, he dreamt of becoming a “World Wide Web-master” and decided to turn on, boot up and jack in.

Switching gears, Matt picked up a master’s in computer science at University of Chicago and jumped headfirst into building major Internet websites. Matt worked at Chicago-based Classified Ventures as a software engineer creating online solutions for Apartments.com. In 2004, Matt and Mike founded GrubHub and the world has been a better place since.

 

Mike Evans
GrubHub co-founder and president
Twitter: @m_evans

MikeAvatarMike Evans is the co-founder and president of GrubHub. Mike Evans graduated MIT in 2000 with a pile of degrees and an equally impressive pile of debt. Following along the dotcom bandwagon, Mike moved to Chicago to work at Apartments.com. While there he came to understand the value of lead generation Internet advertising.

In 2004 Mike wrote version one of GrubHub.com because he was frustrated with futilely searching for delivery restaurants and grumbling through inaccurate orders. After refining the website, he jumped ship and went full time to pursue making GrubHub a real business. Armed with a “Sales for Dummies” book, Mike and co-founder Matt Maloney bootstrapped the business for two years. In 2006, GrubHub won the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge. The company’s growth has led to five rounds of investment funding, totaling $84.1 million.