- July 1, 2004
- San Francisco, CA
- Yelp is an online urban guide that helps people find recommended destinations based on the informed opinions and reviews of a community.
- Russel Simmons, Jeremy Stoppelman
- Customer Service, Reviews and Recommendations, Search
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.
Current Team (20)Update
Co-founder and CEO
Vice President, Engineering
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Global Head of Human Resources
Vice President, Business Products
Director, Business Products
Past Team (27)Update
Sep, 2006 - Sep, 2010
2004 - Jan, 2005
Sep, 2005 - Aug, 2007
Senior Account Executive
May 9, 2011 - May 11, 2011
2009 - Jan, 2013
Nov, 2009 - Jan, 2010
Director of Engineering
Jun, 2011 - Jun, 2014
Funding Rounds (5) - $56MUpdate
Board Members and Advisors (3)Update
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