Urban Us

Urban Us

Urban Us is a microventure capital company in Brooklyn, New York that is an early-stage investor of city startups

Urban Us is a microventure capital company in Brooklyn, New York that is an early-stage investor of startups. It re-imagines cities and supports founders from product launch to global growth. Founded in 2013 by Shaun Abrahamson and Stonly Baptiste, it invests in debt, private equity, seed,and ventures. The company typically invests in seed, Series A, convertible notes, Series B and other ventures. Its portfolio companies include Urbint, Bowery Farming, Toggle, Sapient Industries and Covetool.

Urban Us invests in companies within the real estate, public safety, transport, logistics, water, energy, waste, air quality, construction, architecture, internet connectivity and local government sectors. These companies help re-design cities for 80% lower green-house gas emissions. They also work with pre-seed companies through URBAN-X, in partnership with BMW/MINI.

Timeline

November 1, 2013

Founded

Funded Companies

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Description
Industry
Website
Location
Starcity

Starcity is an American company that builds co-housing microapartments in which tenants pay for a private room with shared kitchens, bathrooms and other shared spaces.

BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based provider of a platform for energy efficiency and management for commercial and residential buildings.

Flair is a Berkeley, California-based company founded by Kenny Tay.

Bowery Farming is a New York City-based farming technology company creating organic produce.

ChargeLab is a company founded by Zachary Lefevre, Mather Warsame and Alex Kjorven.

Future Motion is a Santa Cruz, California-based company founded by Kyle Doerksen.

Coord is a New York-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Anthony Millin

Venture Partner

Liz Sisson

Associate

Mark Paris

Partner

Shaun Abrahamson

Managing Partner

Stonly Baptiste

Co-founder & Partner

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Flair

Blueprint Power

Coord

Covetool

Miles

Qucit

RoadBotics

Swiftera

Toggle

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Katie Warren
December 11, 2019
Business Insider
Aman Resorts is coming to NYC as part of its push into urban destinations. Aman New York will include a luxury hotel and a 3-story spa.

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