Leah Busque (born November 15, 1979) is an American entrepreneur. In 2008, she founded TaskRabbit, an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood.
Busque graduated magna cum laude from Sweet Briar College in 2001, earning a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science. In February 2008, Busque quit her job as a software engineer at IBM and began working on RunMyErrand. In 2009, Busque participated in Facebookâs startup incubator, fbFund; by the end of this program, the company had accumulated $1.8 million in seed funding. In April 2010, Busque changed the name of the company from RunMyErrand to TaskRabbit.
In May 2011, TaskRabbit closed a $5 million Series A financing round. At the time of the announcement, TaskRabbit had 13 employees and 2,000 TaskRabbits. Within the next year, TaskRabbit grew from two cities to six, expanding from Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orange County. By December 2011, Busque had grown TaskRabbitâs workforce to 35 employees and its economic activity to $4 million each month. In the same month, TaskRabbit received an additional $17.8 million in a Series B round of funding.
- 1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 34)
- Founder and CEO of TaskRabbit