WWW: A Peek into Yelp: The Business

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Yelp Inc (map)
140 New Montgomery Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA

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Event Description


Join UCLA Anderson's Bay Area alumni chapter to get an exclusive peek into the business of Yelp with Rahul Hampole '10, Product Lead for Yelp's national and multi-location business. Like millions of users, you may use Yelp to read reviews on which local restaurant or home service to try. But beyond connecting you to local businesses, Yelp is also providing businesses the opportunity to drive increased awareness, enable transactions and facilitate quotes. Learn about the evolving business of Yelp and which factors have spurred recent strong financial results—including 40% year over year growth in local revenue. As consumers continue to shift online for more services, find out where Yelp is going to invest its efforts to sustain growth moving forward.

Heavy appetizers, wine and beer will be served.

Complimentary admission for Class of 2016 graduates with discount code: 2016GRAD

About Worldwide Welcome Weeks

Worldwide Welcome Weeks is an annual event series presented by UCLA Anderson's Office of Alumni Relations, alumni chapters and affinity groups to welcome the newest class of alumni to the Alumni Network. WWW events provide a unique platform for alumni to connect with their local network and gain access to valuable lifelong learning opportunities. From going behind the scenes at an organization to engaging in a discussion with business leaders to participating in exclusive experiences—there is something for everyone.

Rahul Hampole '10
Product Lead, Yelp

Rahul is currently the Product Lead for Yelp's national and multi-location business serving customers such as Macy's and State Farm Insurance. In his role, Rahul works closely with the sales team and clients to build ad targeting features, new reporting capabilities and marketing tools to enable businesses to manage their Yelp consumer experience. He especially focuses on features that allow Advertisers to connect their Yelp Ad spend to offline store activity and transactions. The Yelp National business makes about 20% of Yelp's revenue.

He has been in a Product role at Yelp for 3 years, and been in roles on the Yelp Ad Platform and Payments teams. Prior to Yelp, Rahul was at Yahoo, at various product roles on search syndication, shopping search and the Yahoo search APIs. Rahul graduated from UCLA Anderson in 2010 and had various engineering management roles at early and mid-stage internet companies prior to Anderson.