Yatown
Location: 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2010
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 08/2011, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: TiE Angels, NarraVC, Founders + Undisclosed Individuals
Short URL: vator.co/yatown
Followers (59)
Awards and mentions
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Vator Splash LA 2012 Top 10
Vator Splash LA (June 2012) --- Celebrating entrepreneurship
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TiE50 Awards Program---Recognizing World's Most Enterprising Technology Startups

Yatown

What's Happening Where You Live
Startup/business
Sunnyvale, California, United States United States
http://yatown.com

What's Happening Where You Live?

Yatown helps you keep up with the place you care most about. Where you live.

We've been called "The Facebook of Neighborhoods". AdWeek singled out Yatown in "4 Key Trends to watch in 2012". We cover 193,000 neighborhoods across America.

The team includes former Googlers, with successful startup exits.

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Company description

What's Happening Where You Live?

Yatown is The Trusted Neighborhood Network. Yatown helps you keep up with everything about the place you care most about. Where you live.

We've been called "The Facebook of Neighborhoods". AdWeek singled out Yatown in "One of the 4 Key Trends to watch in 2012". Covering 193 thousand neighborhoods in 25 thousand cities across America, Yatown gives neighbors instant access to neighborhood-level news, events, deals, and messaging with other neighbors.

The Yatown team includes long-time former Googlers, with successful entrepreneurial exits. Yatown is backed by TiE Angels, NarraVC, and a group of experienced SV executives.

Our goal is to provide the best Local-Social experience for people who live in any neighborhood in America. Our long-term mission is "To Connect Neighbors and Strengthen Communities".


Team
  • Christopher Nguyen
    Christopher Nguyen | Team member
    CEO & Co-Founder of Yatown, The Trusted Neighborhood Network. Venture-backed CEO, 2 successful exits as co-founder, former engineering director at Google. BS UC Berkeley, PhD Stanford.
Business model

- Hyperlocal, intent-based & interest-based targeted advertising/classifieds.

- Local transactions.

Competitive advantage

- Unique, viral approach to neighborhood social network space.

- Fully geo-aware social/info engine that scales globally

- Team with strong, successful track record in both entrepreneurial start-ups and extreme-scale global companies.

- Strong insider industry network at all levels.

Competitive advantage

- Unique, viral approach to neighborhood social network space.

- Fully geo-aware social/info engine that scales globally

- Team with strong, successful track record in both entrepreneurial start-ups and extreme-scale global companies.

- Strong insider industry network at all levels.