Jeremy Stoppelman: Founder Online Services Yelp

jeremy_stoppelmanJeremy Stoppelman startup co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with his colleague Russel Simmons.

Prior to working at Yelp, Jeremy served as Vice President of Engineering at PayPal. He left PayPal in the summer of 2003 to go to college at Harvard Business School. After completing his first year at HBS, Jeremu joined the incubator dididirikan by Mark Levchin (co-founder of PayPal) for a period of a summer internship. That’s where he was reunited with his old friend Russell Simmons and they both work together to create a vibrant community to local information.

Jeremy bagging B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Illinois. were both founded is an online service that works like a telephone directory book “Yellow Pages” and try to explore the potential of advertising in the local market worth 92 billion dollars. People like to review a lot of doctors that their latest visit to a nightclub. This is the website for young people in Sanfransisco and mulaiilah Yelp growing up to New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. There are more than 1 million visitors per month who are already uploaded about 150 thousand reviews.

However still have to prove themselves that a similar formula in Los Angeles can be applied successfully in other cities.

Funding secured Yelp is US $ 1 million from PayPal founder Max Levchin in 2003 and US $ 5 million from Bessemer Partners in 2005.