Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

Newly-public Slack taps cybersecurity expertise for growing board.

Nextdoor adds new funding, closes growth round at $170M with $2.1B valuation

Social networking platform for neighbors Nextdoor today announced it has secured additional funding to close out its $170 million growth round. The new financing includes the $123 million Nextdoor rai

Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is the lead “axion wrangler”

Square loses another key executive as Mary Kay Bowman joins Visa

The news comes shortly after Jack Dorsey's merchant services and mobile payments company lost long-time CFO Sarah Friar to Nextdoor.

Square finds its Sarah Friar replacement with new CFO Amrita Ahuja

The mobile payments company has tapped former Blizzard Entertainment CFO Amrita Ahuja.

Sarah Friar, long the CFO of Square, is leaving to join the social network Nextdoor as its CEO

Square’s CFO Sarah Friar is stepping down to become the CEO of Nextdoor, according to the payment company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. In a statement issued a bit ago, he says of Friar that she &#8

Nextdoor CEO is stepping down

Nirav Tolia, CEO of Nextdoor, is stepping down from his role, Recode reports. For those unfamiliar with the company, Nextdoor is like a social network for your neighborhood. Though, over the years, th

Dolo delivers on the Foursquare prophecy of hyper-local tips

Dolo is the kindness of strangers as an app. Where’s the prettiest place in the park? What’s the best thing on the menu? How do I skip the line? Dolo lets you leave helpful suggestions for

Nextdoor is expanding to France to connect neighbors

Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors

Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site, raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by Tec

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

Andrew Keen Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More post

Nextdoor turns to real estate listings for monetization

Nextdoor, the social media platform for neighborhoods, is rolling out a real estate listings feature, showcasing housing for sale in local communities. The idea is to formalize behavior that's been ha

Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year. Today, the com

Nextdoor to acquire “assets” of UK local social network Streetlife

In what is being billed as a "multi-million pound" acquisition, San Francisco-headquartered <a target="_blank" href="">Nextdoor</a> is purchasing the "assets" of U.K. local soci

How real businesses are using machine learning

There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like teenage sex; e

With Google, Facebook And Nextdoor, What’s Next For Lead Generation?

A number of lead-generation platforms have emerged over the past few years to help local service professionals (“pros”) win more clients. The pro market is an $800 billion industry, so tech compan

Nextdoor Joins The Billion Dollar Valuation Club With New $110M Funding

Nextdoor just became the latest private tech company to join the swelling ranks of the billion-dollar valuation club. The San Francisco startup, which runs a social network for people to interact with

Nextdoor Now Lets Public Agencies Join Its Social Network For Neighborhoods

Nextdoor was founded with the idea of creating a way for users to connect with their neighbors online. So the platform emerged to help community members share information about what's going on in thei

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

<a target="_blank" href="">Nextdoor</a>, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV intervi

Nextdoor, The Facebook For Your Neighborhood, Lands $60M From John Doerr, Tiger Global And More To Go International

The “local space” has long held sway over the imagination of entrepreneurs, who have produced everything from travel apps to city guides, neighborhood news sites and event planners in purs
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