Urban Us is the leading early stage investor for startups re-imagining cities. Over the next two decades, we believe startups will play a central role making city life better as we re-design cities for 80% lower green-house gas emissions.
We're focused on sectors like real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government.
Beyond investment in leading urban tech startups, we connect founders with a network of over 1,500 investors, founders and advisors focused on the intersection of startups and cities.
Before Urban Us, our team invested in leading startups and have built and sold multiple tech companies. We've worked on recycling, renewable energy, building efficiency, water infrastructure and municipal finance. We teach at the University of Chicago Booth School and have grad degrees from MIT, Harvard and Georgetown.
We created URBAN-X with BMW/MINI for founders that want to reimagine cities. We're doing this because urbantech founders face specific startup challenges related to regulations and sales. We've already helped some of the leading urbantech firms in areas like government, built environment, mobility and utilities.
Beyond the $100,000 investment, we connect you with our community of over 1,500 people focused on startups that can make city life better. You'll also work alongside experts from BMW and MINI. They share what they've learned about building one of the top global brands in areas like design, communications and engineering.
We're interested in: water, waste, air, food, energy, public safety, public health, real estate, construction, infrastructure, transportation, logistics, social services, local government. Don't see your problem area listed here? We're excited to learn about anything that can make city life better.