Jeremy Stoppelman
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Jeremy Stoppelman

Jeremy co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Russel Simmons. Prior to Yelp, Jeremy was the VP of engineering at PayPal. ... More »Jeremy co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Russel Simmons. 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.

Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman will do it ... his way

Yelp founder Jeremy Stoppelman loves to cook. His kitchen counters are stacked with cookbooks. When Jeremy Stoppelman was applying to Harvard Business School in 2003, he asked his boss at PayPal, Elon Musk, to write him a letter of recommendation. "I don't think Jeremy ...

Yelp’s Jeremy Stoppelman On Mobile: Apps Account For Majority Of Weekend Searches, Ads Coming Soon |...

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman offered his thoughts on the company’s mobile monetization strategy today during the analyst conference call for the company’s second quarter earnings report. Not surprisingly, Yelp is seeing a lot of growth on mobile. The company says that mobile apps are being ...

Yelp’s Big Day Inflates Venture Backers’ Stakes, For Now

CEO Jeremy Stoppelman (with arm upraised) and company investors had a good day Friday. Bessemer Venture Partners owns 22% of the company, having led its $5 million Series A but sitting out the $10 million Series B round in 2006, which was provided entirely by Benchmark Capital. Bessemer ...

Yelp shares surge 63 percent in stock market debut

The biggest individual winners in Yelp's IPO are its chairman, Max Levchin, and its CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Stoppelman. Levchin, 36, owns 7.1 million shares now worth $175 million and Stoppelman, 34, owns 5.9 million shares now worth $145 million. Both Levchin and ...

Yelp shares soar in IPO

Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman appeared on CNBC Friday morning to discuss the IPO. A visibly excited Stoppelman said he viewed the offering as "just a single, but important, step in the long life of our company. " He also talked up Yelp Deals, a Groupon-like coupon ...

Questions loom as Yelp looks to price IPO

Jeremy Stoppelman co-founded Yelp with former PayPal colleague Russel Simmons. Stoppelman, who serves as the company's CEO, wrote about the Yelp's beginnings in an op-ed printed in the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2009: "One day in the summer of 2004, I got sick and needed ...

Yelp IPO puts review site in front of critics

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, a co-founder of the company, plans to hire an international sales force. Yelp, the website that lets users review everything from diners to dentists, is about to face its own critics: investors. The San Francisco company is holding its initial public offering ...

Inside Yelp's Finances

But CEO Jeremy Stoppelman says don't worry: He's sitting on a pile of cash from the IPO ($123 million at the last count). And he intends to invest it until Yelp becomes dominant in local listings in the U.S., and internationally. At that point, presumably, Yelp can pull back on its ...

Yelp CEO: Yep, Google can be pretty evil

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman speaking at a Business Insider conference., Stoppelman noted that most businesses were basic Internet users and were uncomfortable with performance-based ads. Instead, they preferred paying fixed rates for a certain period of time. "They were used to ...

A Mayor in the Middle of Two San Franciscos

Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times “Everyone should be high-fiving him,” said Jeremy Stoppelman, 36, the chief executive of Yelp, the review website for businesses. “In the wake of that, it’s essentially a high-class problem, which is, ‘Oh, no, we have so many jobs in this city...

Facebook's friend in Russia

It changed what everybody realized could be done," said Jeremy Stoppelman. Having helped start Yelp in 2002, Stoppelman was looking for a way to reward early investors without selling the company. In July 2009, he used the DST deal with Facebook as a model to negotiate a $100 ...

Yelp seeks to raise up to $100 million in IPO

Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp chief executive officer, owns 11.1 percent of the company, which first filed for its initial public offering in November and is part of a resurgence in Internet IPOs. Yelp, the San Francisco user-generated review website, plans to raise as much as $100 million in ...

Yelp looking for $12 to $14 per share in IPO

That practice has provoked complaints from Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, who joined a chorus of Google rivals who contend Google is abusing its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition in other areas of electronic commerce. Stoppelman, 34, is in line to be one of the ...

Pinterest traffic grows, but revenue still nonexistent

It has raised $37.5 million from Silicon Valley angel investors including Yelp Inc. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman and top venture firms such as Bessemer and Andreessen Horowitz. The closely held company wouldn't disclose financial figures, but isn't yet making much revenue and is unprofitable. ...

Yelp's growth spurred by smartphones, CEO says

It's become a huge part of our business," Yelp Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Stoppelman said Monday. "Over the coming years, you can probably expect that it will keep nudging up as more and more turn to their mobile phones and less and less on their desktop computers. " ...

Yelp shares soar nearly 64% in IPO

" Friday morning, though, Yelp Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Stoppelman and other Yelp executives rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the start of the company's trading under the ticker symbol YELP. A spokeswoman said Stoppelman wasn't available for ...

Yelp prices IPO above range, valued at $900 million

Jobless Greek in shooting drama Thu, Mar 1 2012 Yelp prices IPO above range, valued at $900 million Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of yelp Inc., San Francisco, California, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing called ''The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or ...

Is Yelp Stock Worth Buying? IPO Share Price Valued Between $12 and $14

Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman owns 11.1 percent of Yelp's outstanding shares, while Max Levchin, Yelp's first investor and the co-founder of PayPal and Slide, owns 13.8 percent of the company. Yelp's filing with the SEC reveals that the site boasts more than 22 million ...

'PayPal Mafia' Gets Richer

Jeremy Stoppelman and Max Levchin own about $200 million in Yelp Inc. shares heading into the company’s initial public offering, setting up the latest payday for PayPal Inc.’s former executives. Stoppelman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Yelp, owns 11.1 percent of the ...

Yelp Inc (YELP) news: Yelp's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results

Joining me on the call today are CEO Jeremy Stoppelman; and CFO Rob Krolik; and COO Geoff Donaker will join us for Q&A. Before we begin, I'll read our Safe Harbor Statement. We will make certain statements today that are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties ...

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