Category Archives: Defining Success

Exits, M&A, Stable Profit, Environmental & Social Impact. Exploring the “concept” of success as more than just an “exit”

What’s in an IPO? My experiences through GrubHub’s offering from start to finish

  GrubHub had it’s Initial Public Offering on April 4, 2014.  In many important ways, this was the start line for a new phase of the company.  For me personally, it was the finish line after eleven years of hard work. Now, ten months later, I’m far enough from the events that I’m able to speak about them.  This […]

Hard work is the unspeakable defensible position

My co-founder at GrubHub and I have engaged about 30 venture capitalist firms over the last 2 years.  As a result of that process we’ve learned quite a bit about things you absolutely never say. These are trigger words that get you mentally thrown out the door before the meeting is physically over. Here’s a […]