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Nextdoor wants to create a social network between you and your neighbors to build a stronger and safer neighborhood. Neighbors are all around us, so we want people to know those in their community and to keep up with the latest happenings in their neighborhood.
Nirav Tolia co-founded Nextdoor in San Francisco in 2010. His experience lies in online community, user-generated content, e-commerce, and social network. After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, he landed his first job at Yahoo! as an Associate Producer, where he worked in the production and marketing department for a few years. In 1999, Nirav went on to start his own company called Epinions and served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Over the course of 4 years, he raised $45 million in venture capital, led the company to a profitable position, and even oversaw its merger with DealTime. Concurrently, he co-founded another company called Round Zero and acted as the President of that company.
From the merging of Epinions and DealTime came another company that Nirav worked on called Shopping.com. He was responsible for product development, marketing, engineering, and operations. He was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of this company from 2003 to 2004. He also worked as an advisor and consultant to several internet companies, such as aSmallWorld, Simply Hired, Zillow, SurveyMonkey, and Stack Exchange, among many others. In 2008, Nirav moved on to co-founding another firm called Fanbase, an online annual publication of professional and college athletes.
After holding various positions and acquiring a vast range of experiences over the years, Nirav eventually started Nextdoor in September 2010 and is the CEO. Early investor of the firm include Benchmark Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Rich Barton. In July 2012, Nextdoor raised $18.6 million in Series A venture capital funding led by Benchmark. In February 2013, the company received $21.6 million in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners. In October 2013, the company received $60 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In March 2015, Nextdoor received $110 million in Series D funding led by Insight Venture Partners.
As of now, the company has a valuation of $1.1 billion and employs 113 employees.
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