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BirthplaceShirley, MA


Sweet Briar College, BS 2001
Math & Computer Science

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Leah Busque

A true visionary, Leah Busque (@labusque) is the founder of, the pioneer in service networking. Now an industry-wide concept, service networking describes the productive power of a web-based, social-networked community. Since its founding in 2008, Leah has grown the company to more than 50 employees and has expanded the service to Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Orange County, San Antonio, and San Francisco.

Prior to founding TaskRabbit, Leah was a Software Engineer at IBM, working in the Messaging and Collaboration Software Development group. A rare blend of product talent and business savvy, Leah was recently named one of the “100 Most Creative People In Business” by Fast Company and one of the “15 Women To Watch In 2012” by Inc Magazine.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Yellowsmith 8/2012Seed$850k10



  1. Yellowsmith launches its crowdsourced jewelry site with seed money from Lightbank, Great Oaks ( [edit]
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