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Nextdoor, a free social networking site that allows neighbors to connect and communicate privately online, today announced it had raised $18.6 million in its first round of funding from several investors, including Zillow Chairman and co-founder Rich Barton.Participants in the funding round included investment firms Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Allen & Company, and Pinnacle Ventures. In addition to Barton, individual investors included Anthony Noto, co-head of global media investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey. Barton is also an outside board member of Nextdoor. San Francisco-based Nextdoor launched in October 2011 and has about 30 full-time employees. So far, users have created private social networks f...