Nirav Tolia is seen speaking on CNBC’s Power Lunch in the video above.
Bloomberg Businessweek notes that Tolia grew up in Odessa, Texas. He then studied at Stanford University. He founded Nextdoor in 2010. These days, the app supports 1,400 communities in 46 states, which BusinessWeek describes as a “mashup of Facebook, Yahoo Groups, and Craigslist.” The app also has neighborhood watch elements.
5. Nirav Tolia Is Linked to the Police Through His Business
— Lt. Chris Bolton (@OPDChris) May 10, 2014
According to a report on SFGate.com, Tolia is a “police-friendly” tech CEO. The publication notes that Tolia recently entered into a partnership with law enforcement:
“Tolia appeared with Oakland police at a news conference at Mosswood Park last month to tout a partnership between [Nextdoor] and the Police Department.”
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