We're focused on sectors like real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government.
Some of our opportunities will be at seed (where our fund normally invests), some at series a (when we share allocation in a portfolio company that is growing), and others at pre-seed (for companies going through our accelerator, URBAN-X w BMW/MINI)
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.
Each opportunity will go through the same diligence and approval process as our fund investments. This includes our startup candidate introduction to the Urban.Us Network In fact, we view this syndicate as an additional step in our seed stage investment process.
However, only some of our deals will be syndicated for two reasons: (1) we need to make sure the teams are interested in the potential benefits of syndicates; (2) we need to have a sufficiently large allocations to bring deals to this syndicate.