Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Early Growth  and their partners. We sit down with a VC to get answers to your questions about fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more.

Early Growth invites you to join our with our partners Silicon Valley BankPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPTriNet, and Founders Network.

This month’s speaker is Julie Lein from Urban Innovation Fund

A venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs shaping the future of cities – helping them grow into tomorrow’s most valued companies.

Investment strategy

With 82% of Americans living in cities, and two-thirds of the world’s population urbanizing by 2050, there are a growing number of challenges facing urban dwellers. The Urban Innovation Fund provides seed capital and regulatory support to startups creating scalable solutions to these challenges. We invest in the following verticals:

  • Transportation
  • Energy, resources, and sustainability
  • Housing and the built environment
  • Education and workforce
  • Health and public safety
  • Business and financial services
  • Government and civic tech
  • Arts and recreation
  • Food systems


11:30- 12PM – Networking & Lunch

12:00-12:45 – Fire Side Chat with Julie

12:45 – 1:00pm – Questions for Julie

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Networking


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