Urban Us is the leading early stage investor for startups re-imagining cities.
We're focused on sectors like real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government.
We manage seed stage fund and partner with BMW/MINI on URBAN-X for pre-seed teams. We connect founders with a network of over 2,000 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 re-imagine cities. We've already support over 50 leading urbantech firms in areas like government, security, resilience, built environment, real estate, transportation, logistics, industry 4.0, waste, water and energy.
On average, our teams are raising more almost all other accelerator programs because, beyond the $100,000 investment, we connect you with our community of over 2,000 people focused on startups that can make city life better. This network is especially effective at helping speed traction by connecting with customers and partners. And yes, about 1/3 of the network are investors who are specifically interested in urbantech.
You'll also work alongside experts in residence from BMW and MINI. They share what they've learned about building one of the top global brands in areas like design, communications, manufacturing and engineering. They've built space crafts and recently helped a team cut 6 months and $1m from their hardware development, dramatically reducing their risk of shipping and raising their next round.
We look forward to meeting you.