"15 years ago, Joe and I came to the USA to raise $2million but we did not prepare well and we were rejected by 30 venture capitalists." - Jack Ma after Alibaba's massive IPO. 

Never give up. 

RIP Good Times Revisited

Recent grumblings about high burn rates, reminded us of Sequoia's 2008 horror deck. For your consideration, we picked out some of the timeless bits on cash preservation.

Inspiration & Insights

You are spoiled for choice this week between #cleantech and #civictech. Climate Week video is already coming online. And Code for America Summit will be streamed live too.  

How We Find & Select Startups

We're often asked what it means when we do introductions, so here is a bit more detail about our process. We will have a double feature next week. 

How Startups Might Help In The Next Mayors Challenge

The second Bloomberg Mayors Challenge has concluded. Could startups be part of some of the winning solutions? Comment or read more.

Help Us Help Greatest Good

Schedule a chat with some of the smartest folks we know in areas ranging from UX to Marketing. Urban.Us will make donations on your behalf.  

Urban.Us Is Turning One!

We have some (low burn) but fun gatherings planned in multiple cities (more details in the next update). It's a perfect excuse to ensure that more of you get to meet IRL. 

Please join us in New York City on October 1st.

- Shaun

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