Urban Innovation Fund

Founded 2016
Founders Clara Brenner Julie Lein

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Total investments 36
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 7.20
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 3
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation
  • Internet
Summary

In 2016 was created Urban Innovation Fund, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Food and Beverage, Water. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Valor Water Analytics, BookNook, Ride Report. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Urban Innovation Fund, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Tumml, Winshall Walt. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Better Ventures, Nyca Partners, Kapor Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Nyca Partners, Kapor Capital, Thirdstream Partners.

This Urban Innovation Fund works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The fund was created by Clara Brenner, Julie Lein. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Catch

FinTech
Freelance
Health Insurance
Insurance
Personal Finance
Retirement
Wealth Management
1
$12M30 Jul 2021 United States, Boston

Pairtree

Facilities Support Services
Family
Information Technology
1
$2M23 Jun 2021 United States, Seattle

Joyride

Audio
Automotive
Cycling
Last Mile Transportation
Mobile
Ride Sharing
SaaS
Software
Transportation
1
$3M22 Jun 2021 Canada, Old Toronto

Ethic

Database
Financial Services
FinTech
Sustainability
1
$29M30 Mar 2021 United States, New York

Visage

Artificial Intelligence
Crowdsourcing
Employment
Human Resources
Recruiting
1
$7M18 Mar 2021 United States, San Francisco

Kyte

Apps
Automotive
Car Sharing
Consumer Software
E-Commerce
Fleet Management
Information Services
Information Technology
iOS
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Rental
Software
Transportation
Video
1
11 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Codi

Internet
1
$7M04 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco

Grain

Financial Services
FinTech
1
24 Jul 2020 United States, San Francisco

Ride Report

Information Technology
Transportation
1
$10M12 Mar 2020 United States, Portland
News
Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers
– Catch, a health insurance and retirement savings company, raised $12m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Crosslink and joined by earlier investors Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, Kindred Ventures and Urban Innovation Fund. – The company plans to use the funding to increase its headcount to service those partnerships and go after more. Read more
Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access
– Allocate, a venture capital investing platform, raised $5m in seed funding. – The round was led by Urban Innovation Fund, Tusk Venture Partners, Basis Set Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, Fika Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Anthemis Group and Broadhaven Ventures. – The company was founded by Samir Kaji and Hana Yang in February 2021. Read more

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