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Startups Will Redesign Cities

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Cites are the primary source of carbon emissions but also can offer critical solutions to climate change. But rapidly redesigning cities perhaps one of greatest challenges. We share why we think startups are well positioned to play a major role in reimagining cities.

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Startups Will Redesign Cities

  1. 1. STARTUPS WILL REDESIGN OUR CITIES Shaun Abrahamson @shaunabe Urban Us Managing Partner & Co-Founder
  2. 2. WHAT TODAY LOOKED LIKE FROM 1980
  3. 3. WHAT G GOT WRONG + No Internet + No Smartphones + Polaroid + Atari + Bell Telephones (now ATT) + RCA (now part of GE)
  4. 4. WHAT GOT RIGHT + Climate change + Urbanization + Tech regulatory/policy + Economic opportunity + Homelessness + Law enforcement + Mobility challenges
  5. 5. GlobalUrbanPopulation 2B 4B 6B 1990 GHG EU Emissions Benchmark 2030 GHG EU Target 1950 2000 2025 2050 2050 GHG EU Target 1975 Today WHY WE NEED TO REIMAGINE CITIES
  6. 6. 2000 20501975 2025 Numberofcities metros 400 600 200 bikeshare > < rideshare 1950 HOW STARTUPS REIMAGINE MOBILITY 1980 2050
  7. 7. Impact Area Initial Investment Multiple on invested funds Year Founded Mobility & Logistics $1.45m 7.25x ($8.61b) 2009 Built Environment $620k 10.46x (2.39b) 2008 City Government ? 8.47x ($2.42b) 2004 Built Environment $6.85m 10x ($1.00b) 2010 Mobility & Logistics ? 5.5x ($1b) 1999 Utilities (Electricity) $10m 6.04x ($301m) 2006 Utilities (Fuel, Electricity) ? 22x ($144m) 2010 Mobility & Logistics $12m 16.4 X ($67m) 2006 CAN STARTUPS REDESIGN CITIES?
  8. 8. 7 NEW WAYS THAT STARTUPS ARE REIMAGINING CITIES
  9. 9. SKYCATCH / DRONES TO AUTOMATE MEASUREMENT + INSPECTIONS
  10. 10. RACHIO / SPRINKLERS TO AUTOMAGICALLY CUT WATER USE BY 40%
  11. 11. ONEWHEEL / TRANSPORT THAT FITS IN A BACKPACK + GOES ANYWHERE?
  12. 12. ________ / INDOOR VERTICAL FARMS FOR QUALITY, VARIETY, RESILIENCY AND (EVENTUALLY) PRICE
  13. 13. ARCHITIZER / BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER SOURCING FOR COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTS
  14. 14. ONECONCERN / AI TO HELP FIRST RESPONDERS GET TO WHERE THEY ARE MOST NEEDED
  15. 15. ___________ / LOW COST, REAL TIME WATER QUALITY MEASUREMENT + CUSTOM FILTERS
  16. 16. 3 REASONS URBANTECH STARTUPS ARE JUST GETTING STARTED
  17. 17. Source: McKinsey Global Institute CITIES DEPEND ON SECTORS THAT ARE AMONG THE LEAST DIGITIZED.
  18. 18. IF YOU THINK CITY GOVERNMENTS ARE THE MAIN CUSTOMER, YOU’RE GOING TO MISS A LOT Source: Urban.Us Urbantech Radar, Mattermark, Angel.co
  19. 19. NUMBER OF STARTUPS TAGGED WITH ____________. Source: Urban.Us Urbantech Radar, Mattermark, Angel.co energy ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| cleantech ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| transportation |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| automotive |||||||||||||||| security |||||||||||||||| solar |||||||||||||| water ||| waste || resilience || HERE BE OPPORTUNITY
  20. 20. Lawrence Fields: Michael, how are you? Michael Burry: I found something really interesting. The whole housing market is propped up on these bad loans. They will fail. Lawrence Fields: The housing market is rock solid. Michael Burry: It's a time bomb. Porter Collins: So Mike Burry, who gets his haircut at Supercuts and doesn't wear shoes knows more than the federal government? Michael Burry: Dr. Mike Burry, yes, he does. - The Big Short (film) HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED SOMETHING INTERESTING?

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