Urban Us is the leading early stage investor for startups re-imagining cities. We're interested in problems related to urbanization and climate change.
We invest in sectors like real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government.
We're usually the first investor. We've invested in over 60 of today's leading urbantech startups such as Bowery Farming, One Concern, Starcity, Future Motion and Rachio.
We're uniquely able to help with areas that most VCs try to avoid like hardware, regulated industries, public policy, procurement and non-equity fundraising.
Does our approach work? Once we invest, we have one of the highest follow-on investment rates at the seed stage - 70%.
Our URBAN-X program is ideal for companies looking to get into the best shape before a seed raise. Our Urban Us fund can lead or join pre-seed, seed and seed+ rounds.
We created URBAN-X with BMW/MINI for founders who want to re-imagine cities.
We have invested in over 50 leading urbantech firms in areas like mobility, construction, built environment, government, security, resilience, real estate, logistics, food, waste, water and energy. Portfolio companies include Bowery Farming, Future Motion (makers of Onewheel), Rachio, Skycatch, Revivn, Lunewave, Sapient, Avvir, Thrilling, Toggle, Blueprint Power, Swiftera and Roadbotics.
The URBAN-X accelerator program provides 20 immersive weeks of customer development, product development, network-building and expert guidance for startups – all in preparation for fundraising. In exchange for a negotiated amount of equity, each team receives at least $150k in aggregate from Urban Us and MINI.
We provide 1,000+ hours of assistance with design, branding, product development, machine learning, electrical and mechanical engineering and UX/UI from in-house world-class experts. And we have different customer acquisition programs for B2B, B2C and B2G teams.
For additional information on the program, please visit www.urban-x.com.
We look forward to meeting you.