About Us

Nextdoor is the world’s largest social network for the neighborhood. Nextdoor enables truly local conversations that empower neighbors to build stronger and safer communities.

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 it was founded in 2011. Today, Nextdoor supports more than 220,000 neighborhoods around the world. Neighbors in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Australia are using Nextdoor to:

  • Find a trustworthy babysitter or recommended house painter
  • Spread the word about a lost dog
  • Organize a neighborhood watch group or quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Share information during a natural disaster
  • Receive information from local public agencies
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bicycle

Nextdoor is a privately-held company based in San Francisco with the backing of prominent investors including, Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Axel Springer, and others.

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

Leadership

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.

Ali Jafari, VP of Business Development
Ali is responsible for Business Development at Nextdoor. He was formerly the VP of Partnerships at Twitter. Prior to Twitter, Ali worked in a variety of leadership roles  at Shutterfly, Ask.com, and Excite@Home.

Prakash Janakiraman, Co-Founder and Chief Architect
Prakash is Nextdoor’s Chief Architect. Prakash previously served as a Director of Engineering at Google. Prior to that, Prakash was at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home.

Sarah Leary, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing, International, and Operations
Sarah leads Nextdoor’s marketing, international and operations teams. She previously served in product leadership positions at Epinions, Shopping.com, and Microsoft.

Lauren Nemeth, CRO
Lauren oversees global revenue across Nextdoor’s advertising and local business lines. Lauren joined Nextdoor from Turn where she also held the CRO position. Lauren also held sales leadership roles at URX, AppNexus, Google, and DoubleClick.

John Orta, CLO
As Chief Legal Officer, 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.

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’re for neighborhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye out for a lost cat.
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 makes it safe to share online the kinds of things you’d be okay sharing with your neighbors in person. Here’s how:

  • Every neighbor has to verify their address
  • Every neighbor signs in with their real name
  • Private neighborhood conversations are not indexed in search engines
  • Your website is protected by password and encrypted by HTTPS
  • We never share your personal info with advertisers
  • We store all EU User Data on EU Servers
  • We’re committed to the privacy standards established by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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