Urban US

Urban Us is the leading early stage investor for startups re-imagining cities. Over the next two decades, they believe startups will play a central role making city life better as they re-design cities for 80% lower green-house gas emissions. They're focused on sectors like real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government. In addition to their seed investing, they work with pre-seed companies through URBAN-X, in partnership with BMW/MINI. Beyond investment in leading urban tech startups, they connect founders with a network of over 1,500 investors, founders and advisors focused on the intersection of startups and cities. Before Urban Us, their team invested in leading startups and have built and sold multiple tech companies. They've worked on recycling, renewable energy, building efficiency, water infrastructure and municipal finance. They teach at the University of Chicago Booth School and have grad degrees from MIT, Harvard and Georgetown.