EP417: A Female Founder Mindset With Leah Busque Solivan

If you want to launch, scale, and eventually sell your business, understanding what investors are looking for is important. Besides having a great business idea and the skills to operate it, it’s about your mindset. Entrepreneurship is like leaping blindly into the unknown and having the confidence in yourself to know you’ll figure it out.

As my guest today says, there’s no better job than creating what’s in your head and sharing it with others. And recognizing that you don’t need to know how to do everything off the bat is key.

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I am so excited to share this conversation with you today. I’m talking with TaskRabbit founder and General Partner at Fuel Capital, Leah Busque Solivan. Leah scaled Task Rabbit to be in 44 different cities across the country, raised more than $50 million in capital, and in 2017, it was acquired by Ikea. She has a wealth of wisdom and experience to share with you about building, scaling, and selling a business.

Listen in today as Leah walks us through the process of launching, scaling, and selling her startup, TaskRabbit. She is now an investor in startups so she also offers some critical mindset considerations for female founders. And, she’s sharing how you can start building relationships with investors so you can secure the funding you need for your startup down the line. This episode is packed full of insights and advice from someone who has been there and did it successfully, I know you’re going to learn a lot from her.

Today on the Power + Presence + Position Podcast:

  • Why Leah became an entrepreneur and the impetus for starting TaskRabbit.
  • The importance of understanding your customer and following data.
  • The biggest shifts Leah had to make as a leader.
  • Leah’s advice for female founders looking to secure funding.
  • Why it’s so important to have more underrepresented groups writing checks.
  • How Leah advises founders to lead their companies through a crisis.

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