Mike Evans is co-founder of Grubhub and the founder of Fixer, an on-demand handyman service for minor home and office repairs that sends workers within an hour of booking.
Fixer launched in May 2017 serving Chicago. The company announced a $4 million Series A round in May 2018, bringing its total funding to $5 million. Fixer plans to open an in-house trade school in September 2018, and expand into other markets in 2018 as well.
“People expect to be able to use their phone as a remote control for their lives,” he told Blue Sky in 2017. With Fixer, he said he hopes to apply that to smaller jobs, such as plumbing and electrical repairs that take less than six hours.
Evans co-founded Grubhub in 2002 and stayed with the company until 2014, when it went public. After leaving Grubhub, he took a break from business, biking across the country and writing a science fiction novel, “Inferno of Eden.”
He has a B.S. and an M.S. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.