The demand for TaskRabbit launching in NYC has been tremendous; in fact, it has been our most requested city. We are very happy that our service is now up and running and we are able to help the busy folks in NYC.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011
TaskRabbit, http://www.taskrabbit.com, the nation’s first service networking platform, launched today in New York City. TaskRabbit is now available in Boston, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco, in addition to New York City via http://www.taskrabbit.com or the new TaskRabbit App for iPhone and iPod touch, available on the App Store (http://www.itunes.com/app/taskrabbit).
Built on the notion of “neighbors helping neighbors,” TaskRabbit is a new service 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 and more efficiently 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.
“New York is one of the busiest cities in the world, full of people strapped for time. TaskRabbit is a great solution for busy New Yorkers who could use some extra help getting their everyday tasks done so they can free up some time to enjoy the great things NYC has to offer,” said Leah Busque, founder and chief executive officer, TaskRabbit. “The demand for TaskRabbit launching in NYC has been tremendous; in fact, it has been our most requested city. We are very happy that our service is now up and running and we are able to help the busy folks in NYC.”
TaskRabbits can help with pretty much anything, but some common and interesting Tasks include:
- Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods shopping and delivery
- Ikea furniture assembly
- Garage or closet organization
- Dog walking
- Moving help
TaskRabbit New York City is open for Tasking today and has TaskRabbits available in neighborhoods throughout the city. To post a Task, visit http://www.taskrabbit.com. To become a TaskRabbit in the New York City, apply at http://www.taskrabbit.com/main/runners.
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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