TaskRabbit Brings Popular ‘Service Network’ to Los Angeles

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Following Success in Boston and San Francisco, Leading Service Network Launches in LA

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“Los Angeles has distinct neighborhoods with a strong sense of community, a large pool of talented and entrepreneurial people and, of course, a population of time-strapped residents who can live smarter by utilizing TaskRabbit.

TaskRabbit, http://www.taskrabbit.com, the nation’s first service networking platform, launched today in Los Angeles, following success in Boston and San Francisco.

Built on the notion of “neighbors helping neighbors,” TaskRabbit is a new service network for people who don’t have the time, resources, or particular skills needed to get everyday and skilled Tasks done. TaskRabbit makes it easy to live smarter by providing skilled and trusted ‘TaskRabbits’ right in your neighborhood, who can help wrangle any Task on that nagging to-do list.

A two-way marketplace, TaskRabbit connects ‘TaskPosters,’ people who need extra help, with ‘TaskRabbits,’ a network of background-checked and pre-approved individuals who have the skills and time available to complete Tasks. TaskRabbit is proud to promote micro-entrepreneurship among its TaskRabbits by providing a platform to build a business based on their unique skills.

“Los Angeles has many of the same characteristics as our current markets - Boston and San Francisco - distinct neighborhoods with a strong sense of community, a large pool of talented and entrepreneurial people and, of course, a population of time-strapped residents who can live smarter by utilizing TaskRabbit,” said Leah Busque, founder and chief executive officer of TaskRabbit. “We look forward to welcoming LA to the TaskRabbit community.”

TaskRabbits can help with pretty much anything, but some common and interesting Tasks include:

  •     Grocery shopping and delivery
  •     Wait in line for an iPad2 (or hot movie, sporting event or concert ticket)
  •     Ikea furniture assembly
  •     Build Earthquake Preparedness Supply Kit
  •     Garage or closet organizing
  •     Pet Sitting
  •     Make wedding favors
  •     Moving help

TaskRabbit Los Angeles is open for Tasking today and has TaskRabbits available in neighborhoods from Los Angeles to Orange County. To post a Task, visit http://www.taskrabbit.com. To become a TaskRabbit in the Los Angeles area community, apply at http://www.taskrabbit.com/main/runners.

About TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit, the nation’s first service networking platform, is pioneering the way people get things done. TaskRabbit leverages the latest technology and the social networking movement to bring neighbors together to live smarter and more efficiently. A two-way marketplace, TaskRabbit connects ‘TaskPosters,’ people who need help, with ‘TaskRabbits,’ a network of pre-approved and background-checked individuals, who have the time and skills needed to complete the job. Based in San Francisco, Calif., TaskRabbit is backed by notable investors, including Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE Fund, Collaborative Fund, and Shasta Ventures. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as on NBC’s The Today Show. For more information, visit http://www.taskrabbit.com

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