About Us

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. We believe that by bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives, have been a guiding principle for Nextdoor since the beginning. Neighbors in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada are using Nextdoor to:

  • Spread the word about a lost dog
  • Recommend and discover favorite local businesses
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bicycle
  • Receive important safety information from local agencies
  • Meet neighbors over a cup of coffee or organize a walking group

Nextdoor is a privately-held company based in San Francisco with backing from prominent investors including Benchmark, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Riverwood Capital, Bond, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures and others.

Nextdoor is free, and it’s easy to sign up.


Sarah Friar, CEO
Sarah is Nextdoor’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Nextdoor, Sarah served as CFO at Square, SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce, and lead software analyst and Business Unit Leader at Goldman Sachs.

Mike Doyle, CFO
Mike is Nextdoor’s Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Nextdoor, Mike served as CFO at Despegar, the largest Latin American travel agency. Mike has also held leadership roles at eLong, Expedia, Teledesic, and GIC.

Prakash Janakiraman, Co-Founder and Chief Architect
Prakash is Nextdoor’s Chief Architect. Prakash previously led engineering teams for Google Maps. Prior to that, Prakash was at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home.

Craig Lisowski, Head of Data, Information Systems and Trust
Craig oversees Nextdoor’s data engineering, BI, and IT teams. Before joining Nextdoor, Craig was Head of Business Platform Engineering at Square. Prior to that, Craig held leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, VeriSign, and Oracle.

Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product
Tatyana is Nextdoor’s Head of Product. Previously, she ran product, design, and engineering teams at Amazon and Salesforce, and co-led the global Organization Design team at IDEO.

Antonio Silveira, Head of Engineering
Antonio oversees Nextdoor’s engineering team. He was most recently VP of Engineering at GoDaddy and held leadership positions at Yahoo leading engineering for products.

John Orta, Head of Legal and Corporate & Business Development
John oversees all aspects of the company’s legal and risk teams. Before joining Nextdoor, John was at Metromile and SVP & General Counsel at OpenTable.

Bryan Power, Head of People
Bryan is Nextdoor’s Head of People. He was most recently Chief Human Resources Officer at Yahoo. Bryan held a similar role at Square and prior to that spent eight years at Google.

Maryam Banikarim, Head of Marketing
Maryam is Nextdoor’s Head of Marketing. Previously, she was Global CMO of Hyatt Hotels and SVP & CMO of Gannett.

Board of Directors and Board Observers

Sarah Friar
CEO at Nextdoor
Sarah Friar is the CEO of Nextdoor and sits on the boards of Walmart and Slack, and is currently the board vice-chair of Spark.

Bill Gurley
General Partner, Benchmark

Bill Gurley has spent over 15 years as a general partner at Benchmark. Prior to Benchmark, Bill was a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He is also the author of the popular blog Above the Crowd.

Leslie Kilgore
Former CMO, Netflix
Leslie Kilgore sits on the board of Pinterest and Netflix, and previously sat on the board of LinkedIn. Leslie served as Netflix’s chief marketing officer from 2000 until 2012, and previously served as director of marketing for Amazon.

Mary Meeker
Co-Founder and General Partner, Bond

Mary Meeker is a general partner at Bond. Prior to co-founding Bond, Mary was a general partner at Kleiner Perkins.

Jason Pressman
Managing Director, Shasta Ventures

Jason Pressman is a managing director at Shasta Ventures. Prior to Shasta, Jason was vice president of strategy and operations at Walmart.com.

David Sze
General Partner, Greylock Partners

David Sze is a general partner at Greylock Partners. Prior to Greylock Partners, David was senior vice president of product strategy at Excite and then Excite@Home, and an early investor in LinkedIn.

Nirav Tolia
Co-Founder, Nextdoor

Nirav Tolia is a co-founder of Nextdoor and was previously its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to co-founding Nextdoor, Nirav co-founded Fanbase and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark.

Chris Varelas
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Riverwood Capital

Chris Varelas is a co-founder and managing partner of Riverwood Capital. Prior to establishing Riverwood, Chris was managing director at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and head of telecommunications, media and technology at Citigroup Inc.

Amy Banse
Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures
Amy Banse is the managing director and head of funds for Comcast Ventures. Amy also sits on the boards of Adobe and Clorox.

Sarah Leary
Co-Founder, Nextdoor

Sarah Leary is a co-founder of Nextdoor and was previously its vice president of marketing, international, and operations. Prior to Nextdoor, Sarah was vice president of product at Shopping.com and vice president of marketing at Epinions. She started her career as a product manager for Microsoft Office.

Our Manifesto

We are for neighbors.
For neighborhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating.
We’re for slowing down, children at play.
We’re for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
We believe waving hello to the new neighbor says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods stronger, safer places to call home.
We’re all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
We believe strong neighborhoods not only improve our property value, they improve each one of our lives.
We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.

We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbors, together.

Your Privacy

Nextdoor is committed to earning trust every day. Since day one, Nextdoor has required people to use their real name and verified address, so members can trust that their Nextdoor neighborhood is made up of real people at real addresses. This creates the trust and accountability that cultivates kindness online and into the real world. We have a dedicated Trust and Safety team to ensure that:

  • Private neighborhood conversations are not indexed in search engines.
  • Your Nextdoor neighborhood is protected by password and encrypted by HTTPS.
  • We do not share your name, address, or email address with advertisers.
  • We’re committed to the privacy standards established by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Australia’s Privacy Act and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

For more information about member privacy and safety you can view our Member Agreement, Privacy Policy, or Help Center.