Welcoming Dan Clancy to the neighborhood

Written by Nirav Tolia

Over the last few years, we’ve been blown away by the positive reaction to Nextdoor. Adoption has grown from a few hundred neighborhoods to over 28,000, which represents 1 in 6 neighborhoods across the country. It has been an amazing ride, but we are just getting started.

Today we are taking a big step forward: I am thrilled to announce that Dan Clancy has joined Nextdoor as Vice President of Engineering.

Dan is a proven executive who has built his career at world-changing companies. He spent the last nine years at Google, where he led the Google Books team, the YouTube engineering team, and most recently, served as a Senior Director of Google Research. Prior to Google, Dan spent seven years in a variety of roles at the NASA Ames Research Center.

Dan is extremely intelligent and deeply technical. He is an exceptional leader who has managed some of the highest-performance engineering teams in Silicon Valley. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber join our team.

Like all of us at Nextdoor, Dan believes deeply in our mission and the potential for technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the world. You can learn more about his decision to leave Google and join Nextdoor by visiting his personal blog.

Nextdoor is moving to the next stage of our evolution. We have a tremendous opportunity – and much work – ahead. We have incredibly ambitious goals and are working hard to meet the challenge of building an enduring company. We are thrilled that Dan will be a big part of this effort.

Please join me in welcoming Dan Clancy to the neighborhood!


  • Dan, you have done exceptional work for socially prominent groups that have helped change the culture of our day to day lives. I think you a a beacon of light for some of the people “lost” on what Neighborhoods are meant to be. I am looking forward to all of the work you are going to do to help change the communities in our country!

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood, Dan. My name is Mauvianne, and I’ve just joined myself. I would like to make a suggestion. I would like all my neighbors to participate with I was thinking of making a flyer and passing it out to all my neighbors, but then I thought it would be great if your company provided an introductory flyer with your logo and information about the website that we could print out and give to our neighbors. I am new to the neighborhood. I only know a few of my neighbors so I could not tell them about this unless I talked to each one. Since I don’t have time for that, I thought a flyer would do the job. I have time to pass out a flyer. I hope you will consider my suggestion. I think if we had this available, it would increase your followers. Thank you. -Mauvianne Giusti, Sacramento, CA

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