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Urban Innovation Fund


Investing in the future of cities

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Urban Innovation Fund


Investing in the future of cities

We provide seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs shaping the future of cities – helping them grow into tomorrow’s most valued companies.

Investment Strategy


Investment Strategy


With 81% of Americans living in cities, and two-thirds of the world's population urbanizing by 2050, there are a growing number of challenges facing urban dwellers. The Urban Innovation Fund provides seed capital and regulatory support to startups creating scalable solutions to these challenges. We invest in the following verticals:

  • Government and civic tech
  • Housing and the built environment
  • Arts and recreation
  • Food systems
  • Transportation
  • Energy, resources, and sustainability
  • Education and workforce
  • Business and financial services
  • Health and public safety

Team


Team


Julie Lein
Managing Partner

Clara Brenner
Managing Partner

May Samali
Associate