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Founders Fund Leads TaskRabbit’s $13 Million Series C Funding Round, Company Announces Two New Board Members

It’s been a thrilling ride at TaskRabbit since the start of the year. In that time, we acquired another startup, SkillSlate; released our API; partnered with Bravo TV to launch our service in Austin at SXSWi 2012; opened up our service in Seattle, Portland, and San Antonio; and we debuted our on-demand delivery service in San Francisco, called Deliver Now. In that time, Task volume has increased four-fold and gross bookings have nearly quintupled. Yep, we’ve been pretty busy.
And we’re not stopping anytime soon! We’re thrilled to announce today that we’ve received $13 million in Series C financing, led by Founders Fund. Existing investors — including Shasta Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Shervin Pishevar, and 500 Startups — also invested in the round. The new funds will support us in aggressively expanding the engineering and product teams, as well as the executive team. [pullshow]

Founders Fund’s Bruce Gibney will join TaskRabbit’s Board of Directors, as will former eBay Vice President and current Trunk Club Chief Operating Officer, Rob Chesney. Rob’s vast expertise in marketplace operations and user experience will add an invaluable perspective to the TaskRabbit Board. We couldn’t be happier to have him join our team.

“Founders Fund is delighted to support Leah and her team in building this beautiful and innovative product. TaskRabbit allows every TaskRabbit Runner to be an entrepreneur and every TaskPoster to access high quality labor on his or her own terms. TaskRabbit helps its users become more productive while simultaneously creating thousands of jobs — it’s a revolution for a labor market in desperate need of innovation.”

[pullthis]“I am beyond thrilled to have Bruce and the entire Founders Fund team involved,” says Leah Busque, our founder and CEO.  “As soon as we met, I knew we had a very strong shared vision for this business — to revolutionize the world’s labor force — and I’m so grateful to partner with Founders to realize the company’s huge potential.”[/pullthis]

It’s been almost four years since TaskRabbit was founded. Since then, we’ve redefined the way people collaborate with their neighbors to get things done. With the unparalleled support of our new and existing investors and all of you in the TaskRabbit community, we’re on our way to revolutionizing the world’s labor force.


  1. I have ANXIOUSLY been waiting for Task Rabbit to come to Cleveland!!!!!! I’ve asked before if it’s coming and have always been told “Yes, but we don’t know when.” I ask you – WHEN, WHEN, WHEN???????? I want to be a task rabbit and enjoy every minute of it!!!!!!

    • K. Tighe says

      We love Cleveland and Little Rock! Be patient with us, there are a lot of amazing cities out there. In the meantime, be sure to register your zip code here to remind our team how much you want TR in your towns: http://www.taskrabbit.com/citymap
      — Tighe

  2. Felisa Womble says

    I too am looking forward to becoming a Task Rabbit in Little Rock AR when you arrive here. Can’t wait to help others with tasks needed! When, When, When!!????

  3. S. Jaynes says

    **** You also got to reach out to lots of folks in grand old “TOLEDO, OH”, much independant tasking for Task Rabbit could be done here, many baby boomers in this town, unemployment for this city just went to 9 percent!! **** Congrats on expansion of board members, so now you should quintuple out to more of the mid=Mid West…..thanks much!! (already have put my zip code on this site before)

  4. Kathie Swafford says

    Looking forward to working in the Dallas, TX area!!

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