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PublicNYSE:YELP
Date3/2012
Raised$107M
Post IPO Valuation$1.3B

General Information

Websiteyelp.com
Blogofficialblog.yelp...
Twitter@Yelp
CategorySearch
Employees800
Founded7/2004
DescriptionLocal search and review site

Offices

San Francisco, USA
706 Mission Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

Co-founder and CEO
Chairman & Board Director
COO
CFO
VP of Corporate Communic
Vice President of Business and Corporate Development
Vice President, North American Marketing
Vice President, Engineering
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Acquisitions

Total$62.7M
SeatMe, 7/2013 $12.7M
Qype, 10/2012 $50M

Funding

TOTAL $56M
FUNDING TOTAL $56M
Series A, 7/2004
Max Levchin
$1M
Series B, 10/2005
Bessemer Venture Partners
$5M
Series C, 10/2006
Benchmark
$10M
Series D, 2/2008
DAG Ventures
$15M
Series E, 1/2010
Elevation Partners
$25M

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Yelp

Yelp is an American company that operates an “online urban guide” and business review site. It uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community and to help them connect with great local businesses.

The company’s Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations and later they introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. It has over 53 million local reviews written by Yelpers and an average of approximately 120 million monthly unique visitors.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, and Turkey.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Yelp acquired SeatMe for $12.7M. (7/18/13)
    Posted 7/18/13 at 1:09pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Yelp added Clement Bazan as Sales Account Executive. (7/1/13)
    Posted 7/29/13 at 12:30am
  • Check
    Yelp added Jose Martin as Global Head of Human Resources. (2/1/13)
    Posted 4/22/13 at 10:18pm
  • Handshake
    Yelp acquired Qype for $50M. (10/25/12)
    Posted 10/24/12 at 11:33pm via techcrunch.com
  • Stock
    Went public with stock symbol NYSE:YELP. (3/2/12)
    Posted 3/2/12 at 6:19pm
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp sets terms for $93 mil IPO (2/16/12)
    Posted 2/17/12 at 6:34am via renaissancecapital.com
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp Files For IPO To Raise $100 Million (11/17/11)
    Posted 11/17/11 at 6:02pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp Now Has 20 Million Reviews Under Its Belt (7/15/11)
    Posted 7/15/11 at 7:13pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp Now Drawing 50 Million Users A Month To Its 17 Million Reviews (4/4/11)
    Posted 4/4/11 at 10:25pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Yelp added Ken Struys as Tech Lead. (2/14/11)
    Posted 3/13/12 at 11:11pm
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp named in Lead411's Hottest San Francisco Companies list (5/18/10)
    Posted 9/5/10 at 10:29pm via lead411.com
  • Check
    Yelp — Yelp Launches in France (5/5/10)
    Posted 5/15/10 at 7:30pm via prnewswire.com
  • Check
    Yelp added Nikhil Nirmel as Senior Business Intelligence Analyst. (4/1/10)
    Posted 5/5/12 at 9:42pm
  • Check
    Yelp added Tim Robertson as Senior Engineer. (4/1/10)
    Posted 5/3/12 at 10:28pm
  • Dollar
    Yelp received $25M in Series E funding. (1/27/10)
    Posted 1/29/10 at 7:06am via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Yelp received $15M in Series D funding. (2/26/08)
    Posted 2/26/08 at 8:25pm via paidcontent.org

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Uploaded: 3/26/13

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Sources

  1. Yelp To Acquire Online Reservation Service SeatMe For Up To $12.7M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Business (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  5. venturebeat.com [edit]
  6. User Reviews Site Yelp Raises $15 Million Fourth Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  7. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Yelp Launches in France (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in San Francisco" awards (lead411.com) [edit]
    Yelp Now Drawing 50 Million Users A Month To Its 17 Million Reviews (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Yelp Now Has 20 Million Reviews Under Its Belt (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Yelp Files For IPO To Raise $100 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Reviews website Yelp sets IPO terms, seeking $93 million (renaissancecapital.com) [edit]
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