Yelp
Location: San Francisco, California 94123, United States United States
Founded in: 2004
Stage: 1.0 (formal launch)
Number of employees: 6-15
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Short URL: vator.co/Yelp-Yelp

Yelp

Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.yelp.com
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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.

Yelp is...

...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 services.

...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!


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Gil Penchina
Angel investor in Linkedin, Wikia, Fastly, Paypal, Tinfoil Security, Become.com, Findwhat, Evite, Betzip, Qype, WeHeartIt and many more. Angel investments and exits: LinkedIn (IPO)        Coveroo    (...
Peter Thiel
Founder and President, Clairum Capital Management, LLC - Oct. 2002 to present. Clarium is a $2-plus billion macro-focused hedge fund. Managing Partner at The Founders Fund - March 2006 to present. Other partners in the fund include PayPal co-found...