Leah Solivan 2001

Leah Busque
  • Executive Chairwoman and Founder | Task Rabbit
  • General Partner | Fuel Capital
  • B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Sweet Briar College, Class of 2001

Leah Solivan has 15 years of experience building and creating technology products that have reached millions of people around the globe. She started her career at IBM as a software engineer in the software group, working on Lotus Notes and Domino. In 2008, Solivan founded TaskRabbit, the leading on-demand service marketplace in the world.

Leah Solivan has 15 years of experience building and creating technology products that have reached millions of people around the globe. She started her career at IBM as a software engineer in the software group, working on Lotus Notes and Domino. In 2008, Busque founded TaskRabbit, the leading on-demand service marketplace in the world.

A vision for revolutionizing the way people work led Solivan to pioneer the concept of “service networking.” Her passion for product innovation and devotion to user experience have propelled TaskRabbit into a leading role in the collaborative consumption movement. Busque has expanded the company internationally, raised nearly $40 million in venture funding from venerated investors such as Shasta Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures and Founders Fund, and inspired legions of startups to launch in the collaborative and service networking space. Fast Company named her one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” and her achievements have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Time. Under her leadership, TaskRabbit has gathered accolades including being named “The Next Big Thing in Tech” by the New York Times.

In 2014, Solivan was inaugurated into the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a prestigious group of fewer than 1000 people around the globe recognized for their bold, brave, action-oriented entrepreneurial ventures. The arts and creating opportunities for women in technology are important to Solivan, who also serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Ballet and enjoys speaking engagements for organizations such as Girls Who Code and Tina Brown’s Women In the World Summit.