Congratulations To TaskRabbit & Stacy Brown-Philpot

For those that have been paying attention, when the likes of Founders Fund First Round & Floodgate got connected to “gig-economy” start-up TaskRabbit, the likes of something major was inevitable:

“In a fast changing retail environment, we continuously strive to develop new and improved products and services to make our customers’ lives a little bit easier,” IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin said in a press release. “Entering the on-demand, sharing economy enables us to support that. We will be able to learn from TaskRabbit’s digital expertise, while also providing IKEA customers additional ways to access flexible and affordable service solutions to meet the needs of today’s customer.”

Yup! First reported by <re/code>, The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace.

While the terms and conditions have yet to be confirmed, IKEA is to have said they plan is for the to acquire 100 percent of the shares of the the on-demand platform for hiring people.

All in, SSA definitely would like to congratulate Stacy Brown-Philpot and her team!

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