Today marks ten years since TaskRabbit launched as RunMyErrand in Boston. After running out of dog food on a rainy night, our founder, Leah Busque, set out to create a way for people to lend a hand to busy neighbors. A decade later, our founding promise of “neighbors helping neighbors” still rings true. But our neighborhood looks a little different.
Whether it’s maneuvering a couch through an apartment or flying through furniture assembly, Taskers are no strangers to creative problem solving, deadlines, and working in tight quarters. We put these skills (and many more) to a tiny test in May 2016, when we challenged ten Taskers to build a fully-outfitted, liveable tiny house in the middle of Manhattan for a good cause. The catch: they had just 72 hours.
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re featuring some of our most unique tasks, and amazing stories of what people accomplish when they find a Tasker to lend a hand!
To celebrate our 10-Year Anniversary, we’re highlighting stories from Taskers who have been with us since the beginning.
Discover the impactful stories about Taskers who truly have gone above and beyond to create a ripple effect in their networks.
As part of our 10-Year Anniversary we want to celebrate some of the special relationships that have evolved from the TaskRabbit network.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen over 700,000 ongoing Tasker-client relationships that have extended beyond a one-off transaction.
We asked three mothers (clients and Taskers alike) about the role TaskRabbit has played in their lives, from keeping important promises, to saving them in “dropped the ball” moments, to helping them balance their work and personal lives.
Through ten years of helping people tackle everything from nagging tasks to daunting projects, Taskers have redefined what it means to have help for life. Here’s a look at what the TaskRabbit community has accomplished in the last decade.