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Nirav Tolia (Nextdoor) and Josh Elman (Greylock) at Startup Grind Global 2016

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Nirav Tolia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Prior to Nextdoor, he was an early employee at Yahoo!, co-founder/CEO of Epinions (acquired by eBay), and EIR at Benchmark Capital. Nirav graduated from Stanford University. Josh is a partner at Greylock. He joined the team in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. His areas of focus include social networks and platforms, mobile apps, new media, and connected devices. Josh specializes in designing, building, and scaling consumer products, having been part of multiple companies that have grown to over 100 million users. Before joining Greylock, Josh spent 15 years in product and engineering roles at leading companies in social, commerce, and media. Josh was the product lead for growth and relevance at Twitter, growing Twitter's active user base by nearly 10x. Prior to Twitter, Josh worked on the platform at Facebook and led the launch of Facebook Connect. Josh currently serves on the boards of Medium, Jelly, and SmartThings. Josh also works closely with Greylock’s investments in Nextdoor, Whosay, and Path. Josh holds a BS in Symbolic Systems with a focus on Human Computer Interaction from Stanford University.