Leah Busque is an American entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, a wildly popular online platform that connects users who need a job done with others who are willing to perform the service. Don’t feel like mowing the lawn or painting the house? There’s a TaskRabbit for that. The service, which has been described as the “eBay for real-world labor,” can even connect you with someone willing to pick up an order of biscuits and gravy at odd hours of the night, I’ve been told by the company.
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Busque, who previously worked as a software engineer at IBM, has been described as a pioneer in ”service networking,” which harnesses the productive power of a socially networked community, and has now become an industry-wide concept. Since its founding in 2008, TaskRabbit, which has raised $37.7 million in venture capital funding, according to CrunchBase, has expanded its service from San Francisco to New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin, among other cities.
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