06 June 2014

Yelp Opens European HQ in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland – 05 June 2014 - Yelp Inc. today announced the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin with plans to create over 100 new jobs. 

“Expanding Yelp’s international operations with the opening of our new office in Dublin is a landmark moment in the company’s history. This new office will be home to our European operations and will be the engine behind our European revenue generation efforts,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-founder and CEO at Yelp. “Ireland offers us fantastic access to multiple language capabilities from a tech savvy and educated population, not to mention a country that has proven to be a home-away-from-home for a number of existing Yelp employees that have already relocated there.”

Speaking after a meeting with Yelp executives in their offices in San Francisco, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD welcomed the announcement saying “I'm delighted to welcome the 100 new jobs that Yelp will create with the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin. As part of our recovery plan it is important for Ireland to continue to win investments from leading international digital media companies by providing an excellent business environment supported by our exceptionally talented people and our strong track record. Silicon Valley is a vitally important market for Ireland. My visit here this week is all about cementing and reinforcing existing investor relationships as well as building new connections with a view to securing new jobs and investment for Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Yelp is yet another example of a successful technology company founded in California that has chosen Ireland as its base for European operations. Yelp is an excellent addition to the very strong cluster of Internet services businesses with European operation centres operating from Ireland. Dublin is a recognised European hub of international tech and multilingual talent which continues to attract leading international companies.”

Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 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, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan and Argentina. 

Source: IDA Ireland