TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion

TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today.

The on-demand network that connects people with "taskers" or other people willing to do their housework or errands for a fee, is initiating its Canadian expansion in the Toronto metropolitan area before deploying in Vancouver in October and Montreal sometime in 2019.

This is the first major move abroad for the company at some point, as well as its first move under the ownership of IKEA . TaskRabbit first expanded beyond the US UU In 2014, when he launched his application in the United Kingdom.

Otherwise, the service is only available in North America.

IKEA purchased TaskRabbit 1 year ago as part of an agreement that has allowed the company to operate independently of the Swedish furniture retailer under the direction of Stacy Brown-Philpot. TaskRabbit, before its departure, had raised $ 38 million from investors, including Founders Fund, First Round Capital and Floodgate.