Leah Busque

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Leah Busque
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Born (1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 37)
Occupation Founder of TaskRabbit

Leah Busque[pronunciation?] (born November 15, 1979) is an American entrepreneur who founded TaskRabbit, an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood.[1]

Busque graduated from Sweet Briar College in 2001, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.[2] In February 2008, she began working on RunMyErrand,[3] accumulating $1.8 million in seed funding in 2009.[4] In April 2010, the company's name changed to TaskRabbit. By December 2011, Busque had grown TaskRabbit’s workforce to 35 employees and its economic activity to $4 million each month.[5] Busque received credit for coining the phrase "service networking," which is now an industry-wide term.[6] She worked at IBM as a Software Engineer. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Gwen. Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay. Entrepreneur. November 21, 2011.
  2. ^ Leah Busque Profile CrunchBase. February 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia. TaskRabbit Turns Grunt Work Into a Game WIRED. July 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Eldon, Eric. FbFund: 18 companies and 2 nonprofits win, head to Palo Alto. VentureBeat. May 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Bilton, Nick. TaskRabbit Looks to Expand Cities and Offer an API. New York Times. November 10, 2011.
  6. ^ Speaker: Leah Busque WhereConference.
  7. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/labusque