Startup Candidate: idevelop.city

Startup Candidate: idevelop.city

ideveop.city is an automated end-to-end solution for the real estate development industry   Problem Zoning code that defines what can be built on a lot, is not only complicated but also different from lot to lot within the same zone….

Startup Candidate: Voyhoy

Startup Candidate: Voyhoy

Multi-modal travel for Latin America Problem Navigating Latin America’s disconnected transportation system, while dealing with the region’s archaic ticketing infrastructure, can be a daunting task for cost conscious travelers. To book trips cost-efficiently, many often need to visit multiple bus…

Startup Candidate: HomeShare

Startup Candidate: HomeShare

City Living Made Seamless Problem Millennials are facing a housing crisis in metropolitan cities. Rental rates are so high that the average millennial would have to spend 77% of their monthly income to afford a 1BR apartment in most US…

Startup Candidate: Upshift

Startup Candidate: Upshift

Simplified carshare Problem 88% of people who move to cities don’t own cars. City dwellers who are interested in renting a car for trips of more than a few hours lack a simple, flexible, and reliable solution.   Solution Upshift…

Startup Candidate: SAMOCAT

Startup Candidate: SAMOCAT

SAMOCAT The Most Compact City Transport Vision and Problem Our mission is to solve the first/last mile problem (FMLP) in cities, campuses and big companies. The last mile problem begins with a ¼ mile. Most people are “comfortable” walking less…

Startup Candidate: MeWe

Startup Candidate: MeWe

FROM MEWE Overview Mobile software to revolutionize quality assurance and compliance.   Problem Compliance management is based on a maze of regulations. 22 million workers are using pen-and-paper for quality and compliance inspections. Paper-and-pen reports are unreliable and hard to…

Urban.Us Portfolio Update - Fall 2016

Urban.Us Portfolio Update – Fall 2016

We’ve made 23 seed stage tech investments to make cities better, safer and more fun. It’s early days, but even as we see public benefits it seems we can still target competitive investor returns. Today, our unrealized multiples are 1.7x…

Startup Candidate: Starcity

Startup Candidate: Starcity

FROM Starcity Overview Beautiful, comfortable communal housing. Problem Housing growth has not kept up with job growth in many cities. In the last 5 years, the San Francisco Bay Area has added ~300k jobs while only adding ~50k housing units….

Startup Candidate: OpenEE

Startup Candidate: OpenEE

FROM OPENEE Overview Software and Blockchain for New Energy Markets Problem Energy loads are unstable and renewable energy production can result in negative hourly energy costs. While distributed energy resource markets (Demand Response, Demand Capacity) allow utilities to acquire resources…

Summer 2016 Urbantech Survey

Summer 2016 Urbantech Survey

A few weeks ago, we asked founders, investors, cities, and companies to complete a short survey. Our goal is to make insights available to the Urbantech community. The following are some of our recent findings. More deals and more interest…