TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood. Users name the task they need done, name the price they are willing to pay, and a network of pre-approved TaskRabbits bid to complete the job. It was founded by Leah Busque in 2008 and has received $37.5 million in funding. According to Busque, in February 2008, she and her husband realized that dog was out of dog food. Not wanting to go to the store, she discussed founding a website to run tasks with her husband, Kevin. According to her account, Kevin thought 'Wouldn't it be nice if there was a place online where we could go, say, 'We need dog food,' name a price we'd be willing to pay, and find someone in our neighborhood, maybe at the store that very moment, who could help us out?' Later that night, Busque bought the domain name RunMyErrand.com, the precursor to TaskRabbit.
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