July 27, 2017

TaskRabbit CEO: “We want to be coast to coast”

TaskRabbit art car at South by Southwest 2013
By Shay Tressa DeSimone [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Online marketplace TaskRabbit finds people willing to help with everyday work. With a few clicks, users can connect with someone to do chores such as assembling new furniture, washing dogs, running errands and even waiting in a line.

The company currently operates in nearly 30 cities in the U.S. and U.K. Wednesday morning, TaskRabbit announced that it’s expanding to 20 new cities. Next week, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville will be among the places to get the service.

Stacy Brown-Philpot, TaskRabbit’s CEO, came to the company about four years ago after spending nearly a decade with Google. She joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss the future of the company, being a female CEO in the tech industry, and concerns about the unstable nature of work in the “gig economy.” MICHAEL OSTUNI Brown-Philpot’s conversation began with an explanation of how the app, founded in 2008, works.

“So you can download an app and hire someone safe and reliably to come and do chores around your house. So in just five minutes you can find a trusted person who can hang some shelves on a wall, assemble your Ikea furniture, or if you’re moving help you move,” Brown-Philpot explained.

“All of our taskers go through a […]

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