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I would not nuts when people get out a good 2008 any -- about what are ridiculous.
These congressional leaders are doing.
We get out to Chicago right now the guy true Graham love are with us which is so cool Matt Maloney -- Mike Evans -- founders of grab.
Now this is so cool and I've used -- -- before I hate it even knew you guys were coming.
-- be a list all the restaurants that we deliver and for anybody friend who lives in New York who works in office building.
That's really want to know who's gonna come -- so I don't have to go anywhere else.
It's a brilliant idea.
And that and founded in 2004 -- you guys you but what I found interesting is that you started working together and apartments dot com.
Yep that's really might have different strokes for long time -- sort of problem in 2004 and we're not just in New York or in.
We have -- presence -- over 300 cities across the country.
OK so what made you come up with this idea you working together at apartments dot com back in 2004.
Are you say we need a website.
Yeah we were -- and we didn't know all the restaurants are delivered to us.
And so what we invented it was a website that listed every restaurant and tells you no matter where you are.
All the restaurants that -- -- you and you can place an order online or by the phone it's the easiest most fun way to took place in order.
So -- coming year wed say Mike and I'm -- percent of the you know even further help the Italian.
And some really great restaurants deliver I would think that's really costs you know it's it's ineffective.
Are not -- I should say these restaurants -- -- -- but so many of them still do dumping.
Yeah I huge shock of the restaurants -- because as as you can find when you're trying to get food in the -- -- and you don't message just wanna have a pizza again you wanna have some variety.
Ordered Chinese or Greek or Costa Rican food or something like that you're gonna order from a much different places and restaurants and small businesses are gonna go where the businesses -- and that's we do connect hungry people restaurants that want more business and there's a lot of restaurants out there that want that business -- that we did.
So in the beginning before I want to talk about the in all the the money guys raise the prior to that how did you start this how did you fund that's just the -- you guys sit -- -- -- -- Will we were hungry and and we -- both web designers so we just are writing the software because we wanted to use the problem.
Solve the problem for ourselves you know we -- metaphorically hungry we are actually just wanted to get pizza.
So we start writing the website.
And after a short time doing that it's signed a few restaurants up to do some online ordering and then decide -- -- -- jobs and and went sports that we just bootstraps for the first couple years.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I really -- -- ignores this question when did you know you know might think you guys eventually quit your jobs when did you know that.
Okay we can do this we're gonna start it makes some money we're gonna quit -- go.
Full speed ahead.
Actually after we signed our first restaurant.
My quit the very next day -- it was quite the leap of faith here.
MM -- in new restaurants -- -- for.
Just over a hundred bucks and I said this -- got some legs though -- equipment sports though they answered -- question -- we knew right away.
That it was gonna work much like every -- -- -- think they're ideas gonna work.
We may be just got lucky united actually did work so -- it.
In our case restaurants.
Almost all of them know that they need to start leveraging the Internet to address the diners in the neighborhoods near them.
And they really can't do online ordering themselves so we bring a real service to Russians that they want.
And diners -- an order from the computer everyone's ordering from their mobile phones right now.
A seven I'm Regina -- -- iPhone -- -- as well my if we have an incredible iPhone -- and we -- -- incredible and very.
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