Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great (and
not so great) in your world. You already know that asking friends is the best
way to find restaurants, dentists, hairstylists, and anything local. Yelp makes
it fast and easy by collecting and organizing your friends' recommendations in
one convenient place.
...the ultimate city guide that taps into the community's voice and reveals
honest and current insights on local businesses and services on everything from
martinis to mechanics.
...just real people, writing real
reviews, and that's the real deal.
...a fun and engaging place for passionate and opinionated
influencers to share the experiences they've had with local businesses and
...the definitive local guide in the San Francisco Bay Area and a force to be
reckoned with in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle. But really,
we're everywhere. From Austin to Madison and everywhere
in between, reviews are coming in from all over the country!
...word of mouth marketing - amplified. Savvy local marketers now have a
great channel to effectively target local consumers.
Since July 2004, co-founders Jeremy Stoppelman (CEO)
and Russel Simmons
(CTO) and their Yelp crew have been striving to make life better for people who
love to patronize great local businesses. Discovering accurate information on
local establishments has never been this entertaining. Writing reviews has never
been this fun, easy and addictive!
Jeremy co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend
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 University of Illinois