Yelp's Purpose: To connect people with great local businesses
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses like dentists, hair salons and mechanics. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 32 countries. By the end of Q3 2017, Yelpers had written approximately 142 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.