The lauded Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley who, along with his partners at Benchmark, was an early investor in companies such as Instagram, Uber, Stitch Fix, and Snap Inc., spent a recent afternoon scrolling through the neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, studying the ways people use the service. I’m too unusually tall.” (Gurley is 6 feet, 9 inches.)Nextdoor, then, is one of the few products he’s backed that he can use without wondering whether he might be missing something.
As a 51-year-old man, Gurley is not often the target demographic of the companies in which his firm invests. Anyone can join and participate in Nextdoor’s community-centric groups, so long as they verify their address.
The duo, who hail from Santa Clarita, California, are both on the autism spectrum.
Olivia Cantu, 18, and her mother, Kristen Fitzpatrick, 37, started Spectrum in January as a dating and social media website for individuals on the spectrum.Because we all are autistic on the site, we can easily share each other s experiences that we may have difficulty expressing to non-autistics,” Cantu said.The pair also created a You Tube channel with “Spectrum Dating Tips” (which also star actors on the autism spectrum) and share tips and memes about dating while autistic on their Facebook group.Increase your circle of friends, locate the best areas to ride, or find that special someone. Visit our chat rooms and message board to instantly connect with members.