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A winning start-up?

Julie Lein (left) and Clara Brenner, co-founders of the Urban Innovation Fund
Photo: Urban Innovation Fund

The Urban Innovation Fund provides seed capital to city-focused start-ups. How do you source and uncover such start-ups and what are you looking for in terms of a business being investable?

We are looking for high-growth, techenabled start-ups that are building solutions to urban challenges across the US and beyond. Scale is really important to us. And we source them in every way we can–through peer investors, events, visits to college campuses, accelerator programmes and others.

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