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Europe’s premier city guide network joins Yelp

Wellington Partners invested in Qype in September 2008. Founded in 2005, Qype is Europe’s largest site for user-generated reviews of and recommendations for places, events, and experiences. Before joining Yelp, Qype had over 250,000 members, more than 20 million unique visitors per month, and more than two million public reviews covering more than 15,000 European towns and cities.

The Hamburg-based company provides a communication platform, that allows users to discover places, businesses, and services in their local area and share opinions about them. Qype was already the market leader in France, Germany, and the UK and live in six other European markets. Yelps desire to grow in just these markets led it to acquire Qype in October 2012. Combining their strengths, they now enter the next stage on their way to global success.

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