The two co-founders of Yatown, Christopher Nguyen and Kevin Lim, who are former Google creators, and successful Internet industry experts, recognized the opportunity and created Yatown as a local social media solution specifically for neighbors to connect and share information where they live.
“Yatown was born out of our own frustration in connecting to our neighborhoods online. We had to locate obscure mailing lists or antiquated and poorly maintained websites,” said CEO of Yatown, Christopher Nguyen. “People have been trying to solve this problem through services like Ning and other build-your-own-social-network sites, or Facebook groups. These approaches don’t work for three reasons: they’re too much work to set up, too difficult for neighbors to find, and people do not associate existing sites with their geographic neighborhood.”