Nextdoor Co-founder Prakash Janakiraman
Nextdoor allows neighbors to create private online networks to share resources and information with each other. According to the company, more than 180,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. and Europe are using Nextdoor’s platform to connect and share hyperlocal content. We talk with Nextdoor co-founder and chief architect Prakash Janakiraman.
Reddit Vice President Melissa Tidwell
Since its launch in 2005, the online forum Reddit has become one of the most popular websites in the U.S. But with its growth comes a growing debate about how to protect free speech while fighting online bullying. We talk to Reddit vice president and general counsel Melissa Tidwell about the challenges of policing hate speech and how to close Silicon Valley’s diversity gap.
Brandless CEO Tina Sharkey
Brandless wants to woo customers by ditching brand labels and setting a single price tag of $3 for all its products. The e-commerce company’s inventory includes food and everyday necessities like office and kitchen supplies. We talk to co-founder and CEO Tina Sharkey.
Ripple CEO Adam Lowry
Bay Area entrepreneur Adam Lowry created Method, a line of environmentally friendly cleaning products. After selling Method in 2012, Lowry looked for a project that he hoped would reduce consumers’ carbon footprint. That’s the basis for Ripple Foods, whose flagship product is a nondairy milk alternative made from peas. We talk to CEO Adam Lowry.