Yelp, Inc.

Yelp, Inc.

Yelp, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2004

Headquarters

706 Mission Street,7th floor,San Francisco, CA 94103-3162

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,950

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Consumer Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Computer Software

Company Description

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 36 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online. The information these reviews provide is valuable for consumers and businesses alike. Approximately 86 million unique visitors* used our website, and our mobile application was used on approximately 9.2 million unique mobile devices, on a monthly average basis during the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Businesses, both small and large, use our platform to engage with consumers at the critical moment when they are deciding where to spend their money. Our business revolves around three key constituencies: the contributors who write reviews, the consumers who read them and the local businesses that they describe. 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.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel

Chief Product Officer

Senior Vice President, Strategy & General Manager, Marketplaces

Senior Vice President, Community

Senior Vice President, Engagement, Diversity & Belonging

Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Senior Vice President, Business & Corporate Development

Board of Directors

Director at D.A. Davidson & Co.

Co-Founder at Yelp, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer at Twilio, Inc.

Internet & Information Services at Tritium Partners LLC - Texas

Senior Counsel at Bully Pulpit Interactive LLC

Co-Founder at Elevation Management LLC

Operating Partner at Stripes LLC/NY

Chief Executive Officer at True Food Kitchen Investco LLC

Former Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President at The ADT Security Corp. (Florida)

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Owners & Shareholders
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Founded by Thomas W. Smith in 1973, Prescott Investors, Inc. is a hedge fund manager located in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Tenzing Global Management seeks to compound investors' capital significantly over the long term, with low correlation to the broader equity markets. The firm pursues this goal by acquiring for the fund a portfolio of equity and equity-related securities across all sectorsin the US and major international markets and by taking selective short positions in equity securities.

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Goodnow Investment Group specializes in long/short and long only equity investing. The investment strategy of the Goodnow Funds emphasizes bottom-up, fundamental security analysis, attempting to identify businesses whose stocks are mispriced by the market. While the Goodnow Funds have broad and flexible investment authority, the majority of their investments are in publicly traded, equities and equity-related securities of US companies. This includes exchange traded equities and over-the-counter traded equities. Occasionally, Goodnow Investment Group invests in equity warrants, foreign traded equities, options on equity securities, US government securities and ETFs.

Recent Transactions
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GrubHub Holdings, Inc., GrubHub, Inc. purchase Eat24Hours.com, Inc. from Yelp, Inc.

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Yelp, Inc. purchases Turnstyle Analytics, Inc. from MaRS Discovery District (Venture Capital)

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Yelp, Inc. purchases NoWait, Inc. from Drive Capital LLC, Sand Hill Angels, Inc., New York Angels, Inc., Innovation Works, Inc., Birchmere Ventures, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Underwriter

Advised onYelp, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onYelp, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onYelp, Inc. purchases Yelp SeatMe

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Advised onYelp, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onGrubHub Holdings, Inc., GrubHub, Inc. purchase Eat24Hours.com, Inc. from Yelp, Inc.

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Advised onGrubHub Holdings, Inc., GrubHub, Inc. purchase Eat24Hours.com, Inc. from Yelp, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Partner, San Francisco at Cooley LLP

Clients

GoDaddy, Inc. engages in the provision of domain name registration and web hosting services. It provides website building, hosting, and security tools. The company was founded by Robert R. Parsons on January 1997 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry, providing integrated technology and services that create value and results for our clients. Fiserv drives innovations that transform experiences for more than 16,000 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms and other business clients.

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$2.27B
Total Enterprise Value
$2.54B
Earnings Per Share
$0.52
Revenue
$1.01B
Total Equity
$755M
Net Profit
$40.9M
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.5x
Total Debt
$232M
EBITDAMargin
9.57%
EBITDA
$97.1M
TEVNet Income
62.03x
Debt TEV
0.09x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
23.73x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
12.46%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$300
2013
$2,700
2013
$500
2013
Investors
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Managing Director, Head of Venture Capital at Access Industries, Inc. - New York

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Co-Founder at Affirm, Inc.

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Elevation Management focuses on large-scale investments in market-leading media, entertainment and consumer-related companies. The firm invests in intellectual property and content-oriented businesses, as well as traditional media and entertainment companies. They are particularly interested in opportunities in the following sectors: interactive entertainment, music, online content and intellectual property assets. Investments typically range from $50 million to $300 million.Elevation Management looks for companies with an attractive core business model and the potential for new growth. They also look for short-term and medium-term opportunities to improve a company's core business through improvements in marketing and distribution economics and operational efficiencies. Elevation Management also seeks companies with longer-term opportunities for growth which may include expanding into new distribution channels and geographic segments, pursuing new licensing opportunities and deploying new business models.Elevation Management targets investment in companies with: (1) unique content (2) the potential for market leadership (3) management teams that are committed to increasing shareholder value (4) attractive core business models (5) opportunities for operational improvements (6) the potential for new growth through new licensing or the strategic use of technology and (7) the potential for new growth in new geographies or through the development of new business models.

Suppliers
Apple, Inc. Other Manufacturing | Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

SendGrid, Inc. Management Consulting | Denver, CO

SendGrid, Inc. provides customer communications platform for transactional and marketing email. The firm's solutions include sendgrid API, expert services and sendgrid & email marketing campaigns. The company was founded by Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, and Jose Lopez in 2009 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Competitors
Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Twitter, Inc. Internet Software & Services - San Francisco, CA

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. It’s products and services include Twitter, Periscope, Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Microsoft Corporation Computer Software - Redmond, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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