Leah Busque

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Leah Busque
Leah Busque 2017.jpg
Born (1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 38)
EducationSweet Briar College
OccupationGeneral Partner at FUEL Capital; Founder of TaskRabbit
Spouse(s)Kevin Busque [1]

Leah Busque[pronunciation?] (born November 15, 1979) is an American entrepreneur who founded TaskRabbit, an online and mobile marketplace that connects clients with "Taskers" to outsource small jobs and tasks, like cleaning, deliveries, furniture assembly, and more to others in their neighborhood.[2] From 2008 to 2016, Busque served as CEO of TaskRabbit. Over that time, Leah scaled the company to 44 cities and raised more than $50 million. In April 2016, Leah transitioned into the role of executive chairwoman.[3] In September 2017, TaskRabbit was acquired by IKEA.[4]

Since the summer of 2017, Leah has been a General Partner at FUEL Capital, where she invests in early-stage companies across consumer technology, hardware, education, marketplaces, and retail.[5]

Busque graduated from Sweet Briar College in 2001, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.[6] Leah currently serves on the college's Board of Directors.[7]

Busque has been credited for coining the phrase "service networking," which is now an industry-wide term.[citation needed]

Busque lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fortt, Jon. How TaskRabbit's Kevin and Leah Busque stay married to the game, and each other. CNBC. May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Moran, Gwen. Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay. Entrepreneur. November 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque Steps Down As CEO". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ "Ikea has bought TaskRabbit". Recode. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  5. ^ "TaskRabbit's founder has joined a VC firm, as the company continues to explore a sale". Recode. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  6. ^ Leah Busque Profile CrunchBase. February 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "SBC Board of Directors".