Originally posted on VentureBeat:

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 10.06.39 PMNo price is too great to keep the streets safe is a sentiment shared by parents, home owners, and, it seems, investors.

Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, has secured $21.6 million in new funding from Greylock Partners. This round closely follows the $18.6 million Nextdoor raised in 2012, meaning it has raised over $40 million to protect homes in less time than it takes to build one.

Nextdoor_demo_neighborsIn addition to the funding, the company announced its 2.0 version and revealed some impressive numbers surrounding its growth.

When VentureBeat spoke with founder and CEO Nirav Tolia in July, Next Door had 3,600 communities on the platform. Today, Nextdoor is active in 8075 neighborhoods in all 50 states and launches in 40 new neighborhoods a day. Tolia connects the rapid adoption to technological and cultural shifts happening across America.

“There are trends enabled by the intersection of…

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