Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit Jessica Harris talks to the founder of TaskRabbit, Leah Busque. TaskRabbit is an online marketplace that lets users outsource small errands and odd jobs to other people in their neighborhood. Harris also speaks with Alexa Hirschfeld, co-founder of Paperless Post.
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Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit

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Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit

Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit

Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit

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One day Leah Busque had to buy some dog food, but she didn't have time to run out and get it herself. That's when she came up with the idea behind TaskRabbit, an online and mobile marketplace that aims to connect busy people who need a little extra time with entrepreneurial people who need a little extra money.

Since TaskRabbit started in 2008, the company has expanded to 60 employees, raised nearly $40 million in venture funding, and been named "The Next Big Thing in Tech" by the New York Times.

Jessica Harris also interviews Alexa Hirschfeld about how she and her brother launched Paperless Post.