SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextdoor, the world's leading private social network for neighborhoods, today announced its launch in Italy and Spain. Nextdoor's mission is to bring neighbors together all over the world to build stronger communities, and ultimately happier and more meaningful lives. Similar to the member experience in all Nextdoor markets, Nextdoor Italy and Spain have been fully localized and optimized for neighborhoods across the country on web, iOS, and Android devices. In Spain, neighbors have the option of using Nextdoor in either Spanish or Catalan.
Introduced in the United States in 2011, Nextdoor has raised more than $250 million from U.S. venture capital firms including Benchmark and Greylock Partners, and European investors including Axel Springer. Nextdoor began its global expansion in 2016, and today, more than 200,000 neighborhoods across seven countries use Nextdoor. Nextdoor's most recent expansion into France marked its fastest growing international market to date - more than 200,000 neighbors have signed up since France was introduced this past January. Italy and Spain are demonstrating strong early interest in Nextdoor as well, tens of thousands of new members and more than 600 new neighborhoods have already been established during Italy and Spain's initial private beta offerings. The highly engaged members in Nextdoor's six European countries represent a level of adoption unparalleled by any of the multiple smaller competitors seeking to emulate the platform's success.
"While technology continues to enable more people to connect virtually around the world, fostering real world connections that lead to richer interactions, experiences and communities is a universal desire that's become more profound than ever before. We are excited to bring Nextdoor to Italy and Spain, countries where local connections have always been one of the most valued aspects of everyday life," said Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. "The local pride and sense of community shared by both Italians and Spaniards are perfectly aligned with the practical ways our platform enables richer personal connections in real life."
On Nextdoor, neighbors create private and secure online communities where they can ask questions, get to know one another, and exchange local advice and recommendations. For example, neighbors across Europe are already using Nextdoor to get trusted recommendations for babysitters and handymen, give away clothing, sell unwanted items, and organize neighborhood gatherings.
Signing up for Nextdoor is easy and secure. To join Nextdoor, all members are required to use their real name and verify their home address. Neighborhood conversations are only accessible to verified neighbors of that neighborhood. All Nextdoor websites are password protected and neighborhood content and member information cannot be found in Google or other search engines.
Neighbors in Italy and Spain can download the app or visit nextdoor.it and nextdoor.es and enter their address to locate their neighborhood. If a Nextdoor neighborhood has already been started in their area, they can immediately verify and sign up. If a member is registered using a verified address in an area where a neighborhood has not yet been established, they can easily become the Founding Member and bring Nextdoor to their neighborhood.
About Nextdoor.com, Inc.:
Nextdoor (nextdoor.com) is the free and private social network for neighborhoods available on Web, iOS, and Android. On Nextdoor, neighbors create private online communities where they get to know one another, ask questions, and exchange advice and recommendations. More than 200,000 neighborhoods across the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands are using Nextdoor to build stronger and safer places to call home.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and others. For additional information and images: nextdoor.com/newsroom