Overview

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Primary Role
Founder and Chief @
Investments
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Russ co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Jeremy Stoppelman.

Prior to Yelp, Russ was one of the early employees and the lead software architect at PayPal. He led a team of top engineers on critical projects related to security, scalability, stability, and internationalization as the company scaled rapidly. Following his time at PayPal, Russ joined Max Levchin's (co-founder of PayPal) incubator, where he teamed up with Jeremy.

Russ holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Jobs (4)

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Founder and Chief

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
Past
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Jul, 2004
Jul, 2010
Co-founder and CTO
2004
2010
CTO
1999
Mar 1, 2003
Lead Software Architect

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2014$1.23M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$750k / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (1)

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