TaskRabbit, originally founded as RunMyErrand, was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008. The company operates an online general task service, where customers with a need are matched with persons who can fulfil the job. These tasks are quite varied and can include everything from furniture assembly to handyman services, grocery shopping to dog walking.
The company decided to change names and move headquarters across the country to San Francisco, California in 2010. An app for iPhone was introduced in 2011 and in 2013, the company launched a new tool called “TaskRabbit for Business” whereby businesses could hire temporary workers from the TaskRabbit pool.
TaskRabbit has grown considerably over the past 8 years. In 2014, the company received 4,000 applications for “taskers”. In 2015, that number grew to 15,000. Many taskers hold bachelors degrees and have made “tasking” a full time job.