All posts tagged: Los Angeles

TaskRabbit Helps PopSugar Make Mondays (and Tuesdays) Sweeter

Okay, confession time. The ladies of the TaskRabbit office are a wee bit obsessed with POPSUGAR Must Have. To be honest, so are a few of our dudes. A monthly box full of a surprising variety of awesome (and full size) products for only 35 bucks? Sign us up. TaskRabbits in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York were tickled pink (seriously, right down to their sneakers) this week to help spread the word about Must Have. Outfitted in crisp white shirts and hot pink bow-ties and Converse sneakers, these TaskRabbits Must Have boxes and luxury gifts to select members in each city. They even passed out cupcakes to the office mates of each recipient. Now that’s how you make Mondays (and Tuesdays) sweeter.

Trending Task: Spring Cleaning

The first day of spring, what people who hang around observatories call “the vernal equinox,” occurred two weeks ago on March 20th. Did you notice? Yeah, we really didn’t either. People who know about things like this are chalking this missed milestone up to an overly warm winter (this last one was the 4th warmest in at least 117 years), but we suspect a reluctance to embrace spring cleaning may also be a factor. Spring cleaning is simply really intimidating. Scrubbing your home from top to bottom, bestowing order upon a cluttered garage, and weeding a garden overgrown after months of frost — that’s a whole lot to take on, even if it is just once a year. The spring cleaning tradition is rooted in multiple cultures around the world — one of our favorites is its role in ushering in the Persian New Year, when it’s called “shaking the house.” Well sometimes you just can’t shake it alone. Maybe that’s why TaskPosters around the country are outsourcing their spring cleaning to-do lists to TaskRabbits. …

TaskRabbit Expands to LA & OC

Today marks a very exciting day for us here at TaskRabbit. For nearly three years, we’ve been diligently building and perfecting our platform and service in Boston and San Francisco. All the while, folks in cities across the country have been clamoring for TaskRabbit in their own neighborhoods. It has been a dream of mine since I founded TaskRabbit on a cold winter night in Boston back in 2008 to take TaskRabbit national.  After raising our Series A round, led by Shasta Ventures, just over a month ago, the time has come to realize this dream. So, LA and Orange County – here we come! For TaskRabbit to succeed, we knew we had to diligently focus on building a state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a proprietary payment platform, bidding system, and messaging platform that supports the operational and logistical functionality required to deliver a seamless user experience. Now that this has been built, we feel comfortable expanding to other regions. After exploring dozens of cities from all over the United States and tallying all the votes from …