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U of I grad, Yelp founder Jeremy Stoppelman makes cameo in HBO’s Silicon Valley

If you’re like me, you’re a fan of the HBO program Silicon Valley. You might not be, and that’s totally OK too. I find the show to be hilarious, and it is currently in Season 3. As I was watching the episode from this past Sunday, “Bachman’s Earning’s Over-Ride”, there’s a very brief cameo from some actual Silicon Valley juggarnauts.

Without providing too many spoilers, and I don’t consider this a spoiler whatsoever — University of Illinois graduate and founder/CEO of Yelp, Jeremy Stoppelman, makes a brief cameo as what appears to be himself. That’s him pictured above to the far right.

If you have HBO, he appears around the 24-minute mark of Episode 8.

Obviously, Stoppelman has been featured in various levels of media, but I thought this was particularly funny — the crossover between a show based on parodying the tech culture in California, and someone who has played a significant role in a major tech company. It just so happens that Stoppenlman is a graduate of U of I.

I was unsure initially, and it was confirmed by the ending credits:

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