Nextdoor Stock Rockets on First Day of Trading

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Neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor’s (KIND) – Get Nextdoor Inc. Report shares rocketed by over 30% Monday on its first day of trading after completing a SPAC merger with Khosla Ventures Acquisition on Friday.

Nextdoor opened at $11.12 and shot up 40% in its first hour of trading before the stock was temporarily halted, Bloomberg reported Monday. The stock continued trading over 30% higher after trading resumed.

Shares of Nextdoor Monday were up 33% at $14.75 at last check.

“We are thrilled to have completed our combination with KSVB and to be listing on the NYSE under the ticker ‘KIND’,” Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar said in a Friday statement. “Through the KVSB trust proceeds and the fully committed private placement, we raised $674 million that will help us to fund long-term growth at scale.”

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The San Francisco-based social networking site connects users to nearby neighbors, businesses and public services with a goal of creating a highly engaged, hyperlocal network, according to a Friday company statement.

Nextdoor serves about 63 million users in 11 countries and 280,000 neighborhoods globally, according to company statements.

Nextdoor’s biggest competition could come from Facebook  (FB) – Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report, which in May began testing its Facebook Neighborhoods app in Canada with plans to soon roll it out in the U.S.