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Nextdoor Co-founder Nirav Tolia to Appear as Guest on New Season of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Nextdoor Co-founder Nirav Tolia to Appear as Guest on New Season of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Nirav Tolia, co-founder of Nextdoor, arrives for a morning session of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The Indian American serial entrepreneur is part of the upcoming season of “Shark Tank.” (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

India-West Staff Reporter

The Indian American co-founder of Nextdoor, Nirav Tolia, will be a guest shark during the upcoming season of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

The multi-Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show’s 13th season is set to premiere Oct. 8.

In the new season, the “Sharks – tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons” – continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. They will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.

The Sharks are billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and owner of the 2011 NBA champions, Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

Guest sharks on the new season include actor/entrepreneur Kevin Hart.

Tolia, a Stanford graduate, founded the neighborhood social network in 2010 and served as CEO until 2018. He previously worked at Yahoo and was the co-founder/CEO of Epinions, which was acquired by eBay.

In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 households turn to Nextdoor to access trusted information, give and get help, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services, according to the company.

In July, India-West reported that Nextdoor Inc. and Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of Khosla Ventures LLC, entered into a definitive agreement under which Nextdoor would become a publicly listed company.

Upon closing of the proposed transaction, the combined company will be listed under the ticker symbol “KIND,” a news release said. (Get more details on indiawest.com: https://bit.ly/3gGxHF5)

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