The Twisted History Behind the CEO Charged with a Felony Hit-and-Run

Nitasha Tiku · 05/15/14 11:05AM

Yesterday, Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia was charged with a felony for allegedly leaving the scene of a hit-and-run that left a female driver injured. Speeding away in a BMW X5 reflects poorly on a startup like Nextdoor, which raised $100 million to build a social network for good neighbors. But for Tolia, this sudden scrutiny could also undo years of rehab on his tarnished personal brand.

Startup CEO Charged in Felony Hit-and-Run Accident

Sam Biddle · 05/14/14 04:25PM

Earlier today, CNN included Nextdoor in an article about "Hyperlocal apps [that] help residents fight crime." Later today, NBC Bay Area reports the CEO of one of those apps is now facing serious allegations of criminal negligence, accused of fleeing the scene of a highway accident he caused.