Urban Innovation Fund

Investing in the future of cities

Venture Capital
  • Program Type
    Venture Capital
  • Avg Funding Amount
  • Portfolio Size
    33 Companies
  • Industry Focus
    Ai, Analytics/Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Business/Financial Services, Education/Workforce, Energy/Resources/Sustainability Food Systems, Hardware, Housing/Built Environment, Iot, Logistics, SaaS, Software, Transportation

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.

Clara Brenner of Urban Innovation Fund at Startup Funding 2.0 - 12 mins

Clara Brenner, VC at Urban Innovation Fund, discusses how to build trust with investors via regular communications and updates. She gave this talk at Startup Funding 2.0 produced by Foundersuite.com. 1

Investment Overview

Investment strategy

With 82% 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 invests in startups enhancing the livability, sustainability, and economic vitality of our cities. We invest at the Pre-Seed and Seed in the following verticals:

- Transportation
- Energy, water & sustainability
- Real estate tech
- The future of work & edtech
- Business services & fintech
- Health & public safety
- Govtech & civic tech
- Food systems

Urban outcomes

As a world-positive fund, we publish an annual report that captures the real-world outcomes of our portfolio companies in urban areas around the globe. The 2021 Urban Outcomes Report includes quantitative data and case studies on companies tackling issues like remote learning, fleet electrification, and sustainable finance.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.