Prakash Janakiraman

Prakash Janakiraman

Prakash Janakiraman is Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods.

Janakiraman began his career as a software engineer at Excite@Home in 1996 before moving into engineering management at Shopping.com and Epinions. Prior to Nextdoor, Janakiraman spent nearly three years at Google, where he managed engineering teams for Google Maps, Google Base, and Froogle.

Janakiraman is from Hayward, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Favorite neighborhood memory: playing basketball, soccer, and baseball games with his neighborhood friends – and using up every minute of sunlight before his parents called him in for dinner.