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Airtasker acquires TaskBox to grow market, expand services

Airtasker co-founder Tim Fung said the partnership will allow the startup to expand its services through the experience that TaskBox co-founders James Mather and Nick Roberts bring to the market.

Airtasker has acquired fellow startup TaskBox. Both companies offer a platform for people to outsource everyday jobs such as house cleaning, pickups and deliveries of items.

Airtasker co-founder Tim Fung said the partnership will allow the startup to expand its services through the experience that TaskBox co-founders James Mather and Nick Roberts bring to the market.

“Nick and James have proven experience in building a service network in the local market, vast international commercial experience, as well as a solid understanding of global collaborative consumption markets.,” Fung said in a statement.

TaskBox’s Mather said it joined with Airtasker to help bolster its worth in the market.

“While the TaskBox community was gaining traction in Sydney’s northern and eastern suburbs, we knew we had to grow the market quickly in order to make TaskBox a useful tool,” Mather said in a statement.

Fung said last year that Airtasker was looking to expand. Its services are currently offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

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