The Urban Innovation Fund is a venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs solving what they feel are tough urban challenges. The Urban Innovation fund works to help their portfolio companies grow and to provide value for those companies.
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 cities. They focus their investments on the transportation, energy and water, real estate technology, business services, financial technology, health and public safety, government technology, civic technology, food systems and the future of work sectors.
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21st Century Solutions: Urban Innovation Fund co-founders awarded
August 26, 2016
How Urban Innovation Fund picks and grows companies | MIT Sloan
December 4, 2019
- Venture capitalVenture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to startups, early-stage, and emerging companies, that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth. Capital invested usually carries a substantial element of risk.