She encourages early-stage entrepreneurs to reach out and acquire great mentors and advisors right away. A former software engineer, Leah was not on the business side but her advisors and mentors helped her grow her company.
Today, TaskRabbit employs over 40 and has expanded service to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle with more cities to come this year. TaskRabbit has raised around $25M in venture funding to date.
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About the guest blogger: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006 with Shaherose Charania. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.