Urban Us Investor Summit

Urban Us Investor Summit from Shaun Abrahamson

Welcome MeWe

Welcome MeWe

Manik Suri has an unnatural fascination with regulations and enforcement. When we first met Manik, he had helped to co-found the Govlab and was thinking deeply about better ways to help local governments use technology to help with enforcement challenges…

What Trump Means For Urbantech

What Trump Means For Urbantech

Mark Baum: Yeah, yeah! It’s time to call bullshit. Vinnie Daniel: Bullshit on what? Mark Baum: Every f*cking thing! — The Big Short It’s easy to lie to yourself. That’s why one of the best pieces of startup advice is…

Welcome Starcity

Welcome Starcity

In 2011, Shaun worked on a project with Graham Hill that would ultimately lead to Urban.Us. The Life Edited (LE) project set out to show how we can build fantastic living spaces that substantially reduce our footprint while being affordable,…

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…

Welcome LiveStories

Welcome LiveStories

We’re excited to officially welcome LiveStories to the Urban.Us family. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg famously coined the adage “In God we trust. Everyone else, bring data.” This is entirely appropriate since the company that bears his name provides data…

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…

Urbantech Research Fellowship

Urban.Us is pleased to announce the Urbantech Research Fellowship. This is a unique opportunity to work with the first venture fund focused on startups that are transforming the built environment, transportation, resources, and local government. Recipients of the 3-month fellowship…

Welcome Citymart

Welcome Citymart

Image: Sascha & Julia Haselmayer (source: Crain’s New York) Two of the most common questions we get are: What are the biggest city problems? How do you meet startups? Citymart might be the most interesting example of both. First, Citymart…

Concrete (& Digital) Jungle That Dreams Are Made Of

Concrete (& Digital) Jungle That Dreams Are Made Of

The first power grid came online in downtown Manhattan in 1882. One year later, the Brooklyn Bridge opened as the world’s longest bridge. Both of these followed the first passenger elevator, an Otis, which went into service in 1857, also in…

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