Nextdoor was founded in 2010 in San Francisco, CA. The social media platform was inspired by the notion that connections between community members are critical for those communities to thrive. Nextdoor is an app where neighbors can share information, ideas, announcements, as well as just chat with members of the neighborhood. The app connects residents, local businesses, nonprofits, public agencies, and brands so that the neighborhood can not only communicate important information, but create a meaningful and friendly dynamic. Nextdoor focuses its social media functions on connections we experience every day.
The company is led by CEO Sarah Friar, whose resume boasts a number of successful leadership positions like serving as CFO at fellow California startup Square. Nextdoor is a privately held company with its headquarters in San Francisco. Some of its key investors include Benchmark, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, Riverwood Capital, and Comcast Ventures.
Nextdoor operates in 11 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada. In those 11 countries, over 267,000 neighborhoods are registered on the app, and in the U.S., one in three households use Nextdoor. 52 million local business recommendations have been passed along through neighbors on the app.
Nextdoor has three key tenants that makes the app so valuable to neighborhoods across the world. Firstly, it makes essential information a priority. Relevant news and information is shared in real time. Secondly, the app keeps connections local. Nextdoor facilitates connection between close neighbors, businesses around the block, and organizations in the community. Lastly, all neighbors registered in a neighborhood must be verified. The app is a safe and secure environment built on trust and respect.
875 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Employer Type: Public
CEO: Sarah Friar
CFO: Mike Doyle
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA (HQ)