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.
(MORE: Rental Nation)
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.
Next Brian Chesky, Airbnb