We invest in startups that re-imagine city life.

Capital isn’t enough. We share what we’ve learned about the challenges that are unique to startups working on city problems. We also connect teams with the people who want them to succeed like other founders, investors, citizens, businesses and local government agencies.

Today we’re over 1,500 people.


  

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Startup Portfolio

Meet the startups that are re-imagining city life.

 

Why Cities?

As cities grow, they magnify opportunities for their citizens. But city growth comes with large social and economic costs like traffic and crime. The biggest cost — cities depend on old technologies that produce about 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we re-imagine cities to give us more opportunity without the costs? More and more startups are responding to this question.

We call it urbantech, and we’re helping startups increase their chances of success using capital and our network of startup founders, customers, partners, and investors.

 

Reactions

“The urbantech ecosystem is lucky to have such great champions. Thank you!”


- David Gilford, Intersection / Sidewalk Labs

2017-03-08T17:29:51+00:00

- David Gilford, Intersection / Sidewalk Labs

"The urbantech ecosystem is lucky to have such great champions. Thank you!"

“Our best advisors and hires have come through Urban Us.”


Marc Kushner, Ceo & Co-founder, Architizer

2017-03-08T17:33:15+00:00

Marc Kushner, Ceo & Co-founder, Architizer

“Our best advisors and hires have come through Urban Us.”

“Urban Us literally helped change the trajectory of SeamlessDocs. They were one of the first to show that urban tech is not just good for government, it is also good business. “


Jonathon Ende, Ceo & Co-founder, Seamlessdocs

2017-03-08T17:34:07+00:00

Jonathon Ende, Ceo & Co-founder, Seamlessdocs

“Urban Us literally helped change the trajectory of SeamlessDocs. They were one of the first to show that urban tech is not just good for government, it is also good business. “

“Shaun and Stonly were some of our first believers, and since then, we have leveraged their guidance and network to move the business forward quickly and intelligently.”


Dan Meyers, Ceo & Co-founder, Flair

2017-03-08T17:34:48+00:00

Dan Meyers, Ceo & Co-founder, Flair

“Shaun and Stonly were some of our first believers, and since then, we have leveraged their guidance and network to move the business forward quickly and intelligently.”

“I love you guys.”


Micah Kotch, URBAN-X

2017-03-08T17:13:43+00:00

Micah Kotch, URBAN-X

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"I love you guys."

“Urban Us has been a fantastic asset to our company as an investor, advisor, and community provider.”


- Christopher Klein, Ceo & Co-founder, Rachio

2017-03-08T17:32:09+00:00

- Christopher Klein, Ceo & Co-founder, Rachio

“Urban Us has been a fantastic asset to our company as an investor, advisor, and community provider."

 

Urban Us Network

We work with over 1,500 people representing cities, companies, and investors interested in helping startups to make city life better.