15 Women to Watch in Tech

Leah Busque
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Leah Busque

Not only did she code the first version of TaskRabbit herself, Busque bootstrapped it for two years before receiving $25 million in angel and VC investment in 2011. The website is essentially an online marketplace for outsourcing errands and tasks. According to the company, since May it has tripled its monthly task volume and net revenue, increased its customer base seven fold, and grown to 45 employees, up from 9 a year ago. The website, which currently sees more than $4 million in economic activity each month, is available in seven major metros and is coming to five more soon. Busque, who serves as chief product officer, has also joined the TEDx speaking circuit.