yext

  • New York-based Yext files for IPO

    New York-based Yext files for IPO

    Yext, the company that powers location data in search results, has revealed its IPO filing. The business will be able to join the stock market as soon as April. Read More

  • Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

    Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

    Yext, the company that helps businesses make sure that their location data appears correctly in search results, is announcing that Jim Steele will be joining the company full-time as president and chief revenue officer. Steele was previously on the board at Yext and was most recently at InsideSales. “I found a new younger Marc Benioff and I’m really excited,” Steele says… Read More

  • Yext launches a developer platform for its location database technology

    Yext launches a developer platform for its location database technology

    Howard Lerman will often jump in front of a white board in front of you in a room and talk about how he wants to turn Yext into one of the next huge enterprise platform plays following SAP and IBM. That’s probably not too outlandish: His company, Yext, currently serves as probably the largest database of location data for businesses and other venues around the world. It’s… Read More

  • Ex-Twitter VP Brian “Skip” Schipper lands at Yext

    Ex-Twitter VP Brian “Skip” Schipper lands at Yext

    In January, Twitter revealed that several of its key executives were leaving the company. We learned that former product head Kevin Weil landed at Instagram, and now Brian “Skip” Schipper, the former vice president of human resources at Twitter, is joining Yext, the fast-growing location data management company. Schipper will serve as Chief People Officer, overseeing global HR for… Read More

  • Yext sees $88.8 million revenue, 48% growth for location data

    Yext sees $88.8 million revenue, 48% growth for location data

    New York-based Yext, which helps businesses manage their listings for store locations, is announcing $88.8 million in revenue for its fiscal 2016 year. The company says this is a 48 percent increase from last year and in the past month they have passed a $100 million run rate, or annualized revenue. Yext recently added Google to its PowerListings network, which means that clients can update… Read More

  • Our 2016 Predictions For The IPO Market

    2015 was not a good year for IPOs — it was actually the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009. More and more startups are opting to remain private for longer periods of time. And while we still haven’t seen any IPOs in 2016, the slowest start since 2009, eventually venture-backed companies need to go public — if only to raise additional financing to… Read More

  • Local Marketing Company Yext Raises $50M More

    Local Marketing Company Yext Raises $50M More

    Yext, a company that helps businesses synchronize their data across local search services and their own websites, is announcing that it has raised $50 million in Series F funding. Co-founder and CEO Howard Lerman described this as “pre-IPO financing.” He didn’t get much more specific than that, but he did say that Yext “makes most sense as an independent company”… Read More

  • Yext Acquires Software Consulting Firm Citrrus To Build Its Professional Services Team

    Yext Acquires Software Consulting Firm Citrrus To Build Its Professional Services Team

    Yext is announcing its first acquisition — software consulting and development company Citrrus. Yext focuses on helping businesses large and small synchronize the content and data on their listings on services like Yelp. More recently, with the launch of a product called Pages, Yext is doing something similar for businesses’ own websites. Read More

  • Newly Internationalized Yext Launches “Pages” To Help Businesses Sync Their Website Data

    Newly Internationalized Yext Launches “Pages” To Help Businesses Sync Their Website Data

    Yext is adding new tools today to help businesses synchronize their content and data across multiple services with the launch of a product called Pages. Back in 2009, the company launched a pay-per-call ad service at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference, but it has since sold that business to IAC and refocused on helping businesses manage their location data, first on local search and… Read More

  • Yext Launches Sync, An Easy Way For Local Businesses To Update Their Many Facebook Pages

    Yext Launches Sync, An Easy Way For Local Businesses To Update Their Many Facebook Pages

    While Foursquare has been the most hyped location startup out of New York, there is actually another startup that is growing a real business from serving merchants with about 150,000 locations globally. Yext has quietly grown to 200 employees through a platform that makes it easy for brands and small businesses to manage their location data across more than 50 search engines, mapping… Read More

  • IAC’s CityGrid Media Buys Yext’s Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M

    IAC’s CityGrid Media Buys Yext’s Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M

    IAC’s Citygrid Media has bought Felix, a pay-per-call ad business from Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web. We hear the acquisition price was around $30 million. Yext originally launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009 as a pay-per-call advertising service. Earlier this year, Yext shifted its focus from this service to a new product… Read More