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Nirav Tolia

Nirav Tolia is CEO and Co-Founder of Nextdoor, a consumer Internet startup that is dedicated to helping neighbors create happier and safer neighborhoods.

Member since July 23, 2012
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Stanford University , BA , English

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur and Investor

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Uber, Quora, Path, DropBox, Twitter, Flipboard

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Rewarding: Creating a service that improves people’s lives.
Frustrating: It's difficult to put a dent in the universe - its an all consuming, draining activity that takes an incredible amount of life force.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Being an entrepreneur means you’ll make many mistakes. The important thing is to recognize your mistakes and not repeat them over and over again.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Surround yourself with great people
2) Build something that people really want
3) Let the journey be the reward

Full bio

Nirav Tolia is CEO and Co-Founder of Nextdoor, a consumer Internet startup that is dedicated to helping neighbors create happier and safer neighborhoods. Nextdoor is funded by Benchmark Capital, where Nirav served as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Prior to Benchmark, Nirav was COO of Shopping.com, a company created through the merger of DealTime and Epinions, where Nirav was CEO and Co-Founder. Prior to Epinions, Nirav was an early employee at Yahoo!. He graduated from Stanford University and is originally from Odessa, Texas.