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Pre-revenue startup Nextdoor raises $60M for a social network for neighborhoods

Here’s another sign that things are heating up on the funding landscape. San Francisco startup Nextdoor has raised a whopping $60 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Comcast Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, and Shasta Ventures. What’s most amazing is that Dan Primack at Fortune reports that Nextdoor — backed… Read More

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VCs come knocking as Nextdoor lands $18.6 million

Nextdoor, a San Francisco startup that operates social networks for more than 3,500 neighborhoods across the country, has raised $18.6 million in financing from a large syndicate of investors that includes Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Allen & Company and Pinnacle Ventures. Among other things, consumers use Nextdoor to answer questions from… Read More

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Entrepreneur alleges that Benchmark stole his idea

Entrepreneurs sometimes fear pitching their ideas to investors out of concern that the business concepts will get stolen. There’s not much an entrepreneur can do, however, given that most venture capital firms refuse to sign non disclosure agreements. But a nasty legal situation is unfolding in California over stolen ideas at a startup, and everyone… Read More

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Rich Barton lends hand to Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors

Back in 2007, Zillow unveiled a new offering called Neighborhood Pages that was designed to better connect home owners to their local communities. The idea didn’t really take off. But fast-forward four years, and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton is back at it. This time, the Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Benchmark Capital is tossing… Read More