Prakash Janakiraman

Co-founder Emeritus, Nextdoor

Prakash Janakiraman is Co-Founder Emeritus at Nextdoor where he most recently served as Chief Architect and Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Every day, Nextdoor connects millions of neighbors from eleven countries around the world, including one out of every three US households. In addition to leading strategy for the company’s technology platform, Prakash also led the company’s efforts to build a welcoming platform for all neighbors to create a sense of belonging in communities across the globe. Prior to Nextdoor, Prakash spent nearly three years at Google, where he managed engineering teams for Google Maps and Google Base. Prakash is from Hayward, California, and is currently completing his B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.”