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General Information


University of Illinois, BS
computer engineering

Current Companies

Co-founder and CEO

Former Companies

Software Engineer
VP of Engineering

Web Presences


Jeremy Stoppelman

Jeremy co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Russel Simmons.

Prior to Yelp, Jeremy was the VP of engineering at PayPal. He left PayPal in the summer of 2003 to attend the Harvard Business School. Upon completing his first year at HBS, Jeremy joined an incubator started by Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal) for a summer internship. It was there that he was reunited with his old colleague Russel Simmons and the two teamed up to create a vibrant community around local information.

Jeremy holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the U of Illinois.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Confide 2/2014Seed$1.9M12
IfOnly 10/2013Series A$9M26
IfOnly 10/2013Series A$9M26
Minted 10/2013Series C$41M6
Liftopia 9/2013Series D$5M12
IfOnly 8/2013Seed$3M7
Quartzy 7/2013Series A$4M6
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Minted 11/2011Series B$5.5M5
Beautylish 9/2011Angel$1M5
Airbnb 11/2010Series A$7.2M7
inDinero 9/2010Seed$1.2M11
Udemy 8/2010Seed$1M11
Palantir Technologies 6/2010Series D$90M6
Pinterest 1/2010Angel$500k10



  1. Confide Raises $1.9 Million In Seed Funding To Bring Disappearing Messages To Enterprise Users ( [edit]
  2. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  3. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  4. Minted Raises $41M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  5. Liftopia Raises $5M in Financing ( [edit]
  6. Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries ( [edit]
  7. Quartzy Raises $4M In Series A Financing ( [edit]
  8. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  9. Benchmark, Marissa Mayer Put $5.5M In Stationery Design And Retail Site Minted ( [edit]
  10. Citation Needed [add]
  11. Airbnb Press Release, Nov. 11, 2010 ( [edit]
  12. InDinero Closes $1.2 Million Seed Round: An Investor Roster ( [edit]
  13. TechCrunch - Udemy ( [edit]
  14. Palantir: The Next Billion-Dollar Company Raises $90 Million ( [edit]
  15. Pinterest / Team ( [edit]
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