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Yelp: From Scrappy Startup to $100 Million IPO

Yelp is ready to hit the marketplace with a $100 million IPO on March 2, and both investors and the tech community will be watching to see how the location network will fare.

While the numbers are certainly nowhere near Facebook IPO territory, Yelp has proven itself over the long haul with steady user and revenue growth since 2005. But despite the upward climb, Yelp has yet to turn a profit, posting a net loss of $16.8 million in 2011 - its biggest shortfall to date. It's presumed public investment will garner Yelp the capital it needs to finally get into the black.

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Our friends at Statista have aggregated Yelp's financial history and created the infographic below for a clearer picture on where the company has been, and where it might be headed.

Do you think buying stock in Yelp is a sound investment? Does the site have what it takes to stave off other up-and-coming location networks? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Infographic courtesy of Statista.

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