Yelp is an American company that operates an “online urban guide” and business review site. It uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community and to help them connect with great local businesses. The company's Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations and later they introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. It has over 53 million local reviews written by Yelpers and an average of approximately 120 million monthly unique visitors. Headquartered in San Francisco, Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, and Turkey.
San Francisco, US
3,826 (est)+18%

Key People at Yelp

Laurence Wilson

Laurence Wilson

General Counsel
Mike Ghaffary

Mike Ghaffary

Vice President of Business and Corporate Development
Jed Nachman

Jed Nachman

Senior Vice President of Revenue
Jeremy Stoppelman

Jeremy Stoppelman

Co-founder and CEO
Rob Krolik

Rob Krolik

Geoff Donaker

Geoff Donaker


Yelp Locations

San Francisco, US
Berlin, DE
Milwaukee, US
Taipei, TW
Virginia Beach, US
Kalamazoo, US
West Palm Beach, US
Minneapolis, US
Tucson, US
São Paulo, BR
Baton Rouge, US
Columbus, US
Washington, US
Richmond, US
Madison, US
Calgary, CA
Sacramento, US
Wichita, US
Providence, US

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Market capitalization

$2.66 B

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