Invest with Urban.Us
$460K
Syndicate Backing
$270K ($250K)
Typical Investments
1
Deals Last 12 Months
Note from Urban.Us

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.

Additional information:

Dealflow

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.

Shaun was the first mentor I had when I first got into startups. He's been invaluable over the years and has helped me grow as an entrepreneur. I'm glad to have had him as an advisor and highly recommend him to anyone.
Shaun has been a fantastic investor from the beginning. He met us when the company had just launched and has remained involved as we've grown, gotten larger and as the model has evolved. He is helpful and engaged, but never overbearing. Whether you need introductions, someone to talk product...more
Investments
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Backers
Kevin Ding
Venture Capital
Managing Director @DHVC (Danhua Capital) Investor: @Optimizely @Cohesity @Flexport @Survios Barefoot, AutoX, @Branch, @Wish Prior: Sequoia, Accel
Can help with
“I am a Managing Director at Danhua Capital, with 550M under management. I work shoulder to shoulder and help the founders I work with to succeed massively....more
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
28 Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs; CoFndr @Richrelevance; helped launch @Kiva; Investor @Goodreads @Counsyl; Advisor @Indiegogo @HOOKED; BS CS Stanford
Ramez Naam
Co-Chair Energy & Environment at @SingularityU. Cleantech Investor. Energy & Innovation Wonk. Science-fiction author (Nexus series). Ex-Microsoft.
Jason Calacanis
Angel
Investor in 150 startups, including Uber.com & Thumbtack (first rounds). www.jasonssyndicate.com www.calacanis.com www.launch.co www.launchangelsummit.com
Graham Hill
Angel
Tech and sustainability investor, founder of Treehugger.com (sold to Discovery)
Vishal Sankhla
Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder @Viralheat (acquired by @Cision) • Studied at @University of Southern California
Can help with
“Being a Founder, CTO myself I can bring in a lot of experience on the table and help out in areas like technology, fund raising, partnerships, hiring among...more
Team
Shaun Abrahamson
founder
From Cape Town. Fund startups that help cities @Urban.Us. Edu @MIT @Uct @BerlinSchool. Built @GovWorks @MediaSentry. Investor @Zocdoc @Refinery29 @Skycatch.
Stonly Baptiste
founder
helping startups build the future of cities @Urban.Us & @URBAN-X . Teaching Entrepreneurship @ UofC Booth School.
References
Shaun was the first mentor I had when I first got into startups. He's been invaluable over the years and has helped me grow as an entrepreneur. I'm glad to have had him as an advisor and highly recommend him to anyone.
Shaun has mapped the complex, geographically fragmented and rapidly evolving technology landscape of smart cities in a very rapid and agile fashion, giving him a unique vantage point to identify rapid growth opportunities for his startup portfolio. He is building a network of like-minded folks...more
Shaun has been a fantastic investor from the beginning. He met us when the company had just launched and has remained involved as we've grown, gotten larger and as the model has evolved. He is helpful and engaged, but never overbearing. Whether you need introductions, someone to talk product...more
Shaun is an incredible advisor, investor, and person. He provides guidance when and where needed - whether we were focusing on product, fundraising or partnerships - he was there to offer his insightful perspective and make key introductions. Any entrepreneur would be lucky to work with him.

He's a natural leader with the drive to succeed, and will stop at nothing. Insightful, compassionate, and on top of his game.
Shaun is the rarest of individuals. Great analytical chops, fantastic investment experience and an incredible tolerance and patience to see big ideas reach their potential. His Crowd and Collaborative credentials are unrivaled. If you're lucky enough to get his support cherish it.
I´m knowing Shaun since severeal years. We work together in the board of jovoto.com and I very much appreciate Shauns deep knowledge and experience in managing and helping start-ups in different phases
Shaun is the best kind of advisor: he guides based on experience. He empathizes with the entrepreneur. Provides tough love and serves as an incredibly high-yield sounding board. Doesn't hurt that he's puts cash on the table! Indebted to him for my education as a young CEO.
Shaun was one of our earliest supporters and investors - though I look to him as more of wise uncle. He is full of experience, wisdom, and connections - and is generous with them all. He has an incredible pulse on the global trends; and despite all that he juggles, he always finds time to...more
Shaun is a thoughtful, experienced investor whose creativity and analytical rigor makes him the ideal combination of entrepreneur + advisor. Forward-thinking and product-driven, his insights are invaluable to any portfolio company.
Shaun has one of the brightest minds in the business and a great sense of where the market is going long before others see the opportunities.
Shaun & Stonly have put together a world class groups of startups, investors and advisor at UrbanUs in record time. They've done an amazing job putting together a very collaborative environment and truly putting their finger on the pulse of smart cities topic.
He's an amazingly thoughtful and intelligent person. One of my most valued advisors.
Marshall Cox
For Shaun Abrahamson's work with Radiator Labs
Stonly mentored me throughout the first six months of forming my startup. He was by far the most helpful, caring, insightful and motivating mentor I've ever worked with.

He worked side by side with me to help me put together and plan all the core products I needed - from my business deck,...more
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