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Urban US is three funds deep into an eight-year venture capital journey of focusing on climate tech. The firm originally had a built-environment focus it described as “reimagining cities for…

VC firm Urban US rebrands to Third Sphere, doubles down on climate focus

HAAS Alert says it will use the funding to scale sales and outreach efforts and prioritize R&D with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology partnerships.

HAAS Alert raises $5M seed round to scale its automotive collision prevention system

The pandemic made the internet a lifeline for shopping, earning a living and maintaining personal relationships. Now, as lockdowns start to lift, the real estate industry has to figure out…

10 proptech investors see better era for residential and retail after pandemic

Urban-X, the accelerator launched by the venture capital fund Urban US and BMW’s MINI subsidiary to invest in companies that primarily address sustainable and resilient living in the cities of…

Urban-X launches its latest cohort as the world catches up to the accelerator’s climate thesis

Swell Energy, an installer and manager of residential renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage technologies, is raising $450 million to finance the construction of four virtual power plants representing a…

Residential renewable energy developer Swell is raising $450 million for distributed power projects in three states

The real estate industry — like so many other sectors — was forced to adapt this year. Now, investors are ready to pour capital into the startups they believe are…

9 proptech investors talk co-living, home offices and other pandemic trends

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The VCs who founders love the most

Update July 2021: The TechCrunch List has been officially retired. Over the past month, we have been asking founders to submit recommendations of VCs for The TechCrunch List, our newly-launched curated directory of investors who are ready to write first checks and lead venture rounds into startups. You can head over to the list itself…

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The VCs who founders love the most

Embodying the tensions that cities across the world face as they wrestle with controlling a pandemic in dense, urban environments, Urban-X, the accelerator for technology startups focused on the problems…

Cities are wrestling with a potential new exodus in the COVID-19 era, but Urban-X still believes in their future

Several months ago, we surveyed more than 20 leading real estate VCs to learn about what was exciting them most in the real estate tech sector and hear their opinions…

Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting real estate & proptech

Venture capital has been flooding the various subverticals under the robotics umbrella in recent years, and the construction space is one of the largest beneficiaries. Last November, we surveyed 13…

Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

URBAN-X, the accelerator program focused on companies developing technologies to increase the sustainability, resiliency and efficiency of cities, has selected seven companies for its latest cohort. Operating as a partnership…

The Urban.Us and BMW Mini accelerator focused on urban innovation names its latest cohort

If you’re wild about anything and everything related to mobility and transportation, you do not want to miss the TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 conference in San Jose, Calif. on July…

Only 48 hours left for early-bird tickets to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 and we’re thrilled to announce our jam-packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in…

TC Sessions: Mobility announces its July 10 agenda

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CIV:LAB — a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders — have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based partnership network…

NYC launches partnership network, ‘The Grid,’ to help grow urban tech ecosystem

As the fight against climate change heats up, Cove.Tool is looking to help tackle carbon emissions one building at a time. The Atlanta-based startup provides an automated big-data platform that…

Cove.Tool wants to solve climate change one efficient building at a time

Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by MINI and early-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted at its Brooklyn HQ a demo day today for its fourth cohort of companies. The seven presenting companies…

Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day

In the year since Urban-X launched as a partnership between BMW’s “MINIi” brand and the hardware accelerator HAX, the incubator has backed 17 new startups and learned several lessons, according to…

Partnering with Urban Us, BMW MINI’s Urban-X reboots its urban tech incubator program

People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world. So go the lyrics of the famous Barbra Streisand song. It was also a theme at a future…

The very simple argument for the rise of co-living: people need people

Venture fund Urban.us is gearing up to close a $10 million fund to continue investing in startups focused on impacting urban city living across mobility and logistics, environment, utilities and local government.…

Urban.us Raising $10 Million Fund To Invest In Startups That Impact City Living