Investing in the future of cities

Investing in the future of cities

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Urban Innovation Fund

A venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs shaping the future of cities – helping them grow into tomorrow’s most valued companies.
 


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:

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

Meet the team

Julie Lein
Managing Partner

Clara Brenner
Managing Partner

May Samali
Senior Associate