Populus is a San Francisco-based urban data science company that utilizes its information for mobility providers to design and construct efficient and safe transport systems.
The company has a platform called "Populus Mobility Manager" on which cities can monitor transportation activity via live data feed. The dashboard shows the user how many bikes, scooters, and vehicles are in motion within the city at any given time.The user can also measure the impact on the city for both the long-term and short-term of shared mobility services, such as public transportation or ride-share programs. All of the aforementioned data can aid the public sector in infrastructure planning and policy making regarding transportation. The intended result is to give cities the tools needed to create efficient bike lanes, scooter parking, and pick-up points for ride-share programs.
Populus raises a $3,100,000 seed round from Precursor Ventures and Relay Ventures.
Head of Business Development
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