The peer-to-peer marketplace for outsourcing tasks expanded its geographical footprint by 50% and the company is on track to add $1.25M users this year.
Payments company Braintree released a mobile marketplace API today that simplifies payment processing for marketplace operators, like TaskRabbit.
Consumer attitudes and behaviors surrounding renting, borrowing, and leasing items, versus ownership, are shifting around the country, according to a study conducted by Sunrun and Harris Interactive.
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Rewarder launches its social marketplace for unique tasks and announces $7 million in funding.
There were some familiar names appearing in the deals channel today. Mashery exhibited as much spirit as Rocky by returning to the ring for a fifth round, and Asana-the-app continued to outshine Asana-the-yoga-pose in terms of productivity promotion (I know, I’ve tried both). TaskRabbit pulled a lucky $13 million out of its proverbial venture capital hat, and Redpoint e.ventures established the largest startup fund ever to hit Brazil. Whether you prefer boxing, yoga, the Bunny Hop, or samba, do it later. Now it’s time to read Funding Daily.
Local-labor locating service TaskRabbit is opening up its tools and network to developers with a new API (application programming interface), the company announced on its blog Friday. This will allow third-party developers to integrate TaskRabbit features directly into their own apps and web sites.
The concept of “Collaborative Consumption” is not new in the West, but it is in the East and especially in China. The term collaborative consumption basically means sharing things with other people — via barter, trade, or rental — and giving access instead of ownership. The Internet has pushed this quaint notion beyond just sharing between friends to create a powerful business model.
TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based startup that lets you hire people to do simple tasks like wait in line to pick up your dry cleaning, has acquired SkillSlate, a New York-based startup that lets you auction your skills, services and time.
Task outsourcing startup TaskRabbit has closed a new $17.8 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Loosecubes, a website that lets companies sublet empty office spaces by the day or week, launched new ranking features today aimed at gathering detailed review information from renters. That data will be used by the office-sharing startup to make its workplace listings more effective.
[vimeo 31464179 w=640 h=360] Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, is passionate about creating a community of “micro-entrepreneurs” — people who work autonomously on a part-time or full-time basis.
Early stage venture firm Shasta Ventures raised $200 million dollars, according to a form D filed with the SEC. This is a growth fund intended to support start-ups.