TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource small tasks and errands to others for negotiated fees, expanded operations into Austin, Texas this past week just in time for the South By Southwest Interactive conference.
TechCrunch TV caught up with TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque while at SxSW to get an update on how things are going for the company. Now that the Austin launch is out of the way, Busque said, going forward TaskRabbit will work on deepening its reach in Seattle and Portland. International growth — into London and Vancouver in particular — is also “on the horizon,” and could be launched by the end of the year, she said.
Watch the video interview above to get the full look at where TaskRabbit is going next, the company’s booming headcount (from 7 employees to 47 in the past year), and how life has been since she handed over the CEO title.
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that helps people live smarter by allowing them to outsource their errands and tasks. A flexible, on-demand delivery network, TaskRabbit also partners with local businesses looking to expand their reach and revenue at no cost. TaskRabbit is available in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago.