The acquisition, the financial details of which haven't been made public, will bring Taskrabbit under the control of the huge home goods brand. The startup boasts a network of around 60,000 "Taskers" or independent freelancers looking to get hired for random gigs (e.g. yard work, packing/moving, general home improvement help, etc.), but has earned a reputation as the go-to service for people who can't be bothered to put together their IKEA haul.
In fact, according to Recode, the the two companies recently established a partnership in the United Kingdom around furniture assembly, and Taskrabbit has been known to specifically market its workers as perfect for helping IKEA customers put their new furniture together.