Office Hours: I'm a GP at Fuel Capital and I was the Founder & CEO of TaskRabbit. I'm Leah Solivan.Featured
Hi everyone! I’m Leah Solivan. I’m a General Partner at Fuel Capital where I invest in early-stage startups in consumer tech, marketplaces and retail.Before becoming an investor, I was the founder & CEO of TaskRabbit and spent nearly a decade building the company. I scaled the company to 44 cities and raised more than $50 million in capital before selling the company to IKEA in 2017.Before founding TaskRabbit, I spent 8 years as a software engineer at IBM. I have a Computer Science degree from Sweet Briar College, an all-women's college in Virginia.As a Latina, I’m a firm believer in the importance of driving diversity in business and ensuring more representation in tech. I’m excited to be here to answer your questions! Ask me anything about transitioning from operator to investor, building a thriving marketplace, the mechanics of marketplaces, stress management as a founder, or really anything else!