Leah Busque has 15 years experience building and creating technology products that have reached millions of people around the globe. She started her career at IBM as a software engineer in the Software Group, working on Lotus Notes and Domino. In 2008 Busque founded TaskRabbit, the leading on-demand service marketplace in the world. She served as the CEO for eight years and now is the executive chairwoman of the company.
A vision for revolutionizing the way people work led Busque to pioneer the concept of “service networking.” Her passion for product innovation and devotion to user experience have propelled TaskRabbit into a leading role in the collaborative consumption movement. Busque has expanded the company internationally, raised nearly $50 million in venture funding from venerated investors like Shasta Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, and Founders Fund, and inspired legions of startups to launch in the collaborative and service networking space. Fast Company named her one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” and her achievements have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Time. Under her leadership, TaskRabbit has gathered accolades including being named “The Next Big Thing in Tech” by The New York Times.
- Founded TaskRabbit in 2008, which became the leading on-demand service marketplace in the world – raising $50 million in venture funding
- Named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company
- Inaugurated into the Forum of Young Global Leaders in 2014
- Active Angel Investor and Advisor to companies across industries such as retail, specialty apparel, consumer technology, hardware, education, and marketplaces
- Over 25 years experience building and creating technology products that have reached millions of people around the globe
In 2014 Busque was inaugurated into the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a prestigious group of less than 1000 people around the globe recognized for their bold, brave, action-oriented entrepreneurial ventures. The arts and creating opportunities for women in technology are important to her and she also serves on the Board of the Silicon Valley Ballet and enjoys speaking engagements for organizations such as Girls Who Code and Tina Brown’s Women In the World Summit.