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Our Urban Innovators


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Our Urban Innovators


Tumml has provided funding and mentorship to entrepreneurs developing high-growth, high-impact businesses to address major urban challenges, such as:

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A career development platform that re-imagines the hiring process while working to build a more inclusive workforce

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An online platform that empowers homeless and disabled individuals through the celebration and sale of their artwork

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A commuter shuttle service that builds better transit routes by learning commuter habits and preferences (acquired by Ford)

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A web, mobile, and hardware product that helps companies and governments build better and safer cities

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An integrated urban market and farm that incorporates indoor agricultural systems to grow and sell food in the same place

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A search engine and information network for America’s law enforcement agencies
 

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Cloud-based solutions to streamline and automate the green building construction and compliance marketplace

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The fastest way to mobilize thousands of local people for campaigns, events, and projects you care about

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A mobile donation platform
for the homeless and other neighbors in need


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An on-demand, multi-pickup ridesharing solution matching cars with multiple riders (acquired by Lyft)

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Manufactures high output, flicker free, energy efficient Plasma lights for television, film, stadium, and scientific applications

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An easy way to apply to multiple preschools online and manage the preschool admission process


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An online platform that helps makers find spaces for their activities, like workshops and commercial kitchens

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A community investment marketplace helping people improve their cities and invest in the issues they care about

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A big data solution to parking that guide drivers on the best routes to find available spots (acquired by EasyPark)

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An online platform that connects local vendors and makers with unique opportunities to "pop up" their brands

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Provides busy parents with all of the portioned ingredients and instructions to make healthy and fun lunches for their little ones

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Improves the efficiency of cooling and refrigeration systems by harnessing the coldness of the sky


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A social pinboard for local and community events



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Software to help incarcerated citizens transition back into society by connecting all corrections stakeholders

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A personal journaling platform and therapy marketplace to improve the world’s mental health
 

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A food company that employs and empowers low-income youth to produce locally-sourced, boxed lunches

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A universal API for energy data




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A suite of tools that transforms water utility data into financial and conservation solutions for the community

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Everlasting wireless sensors for the Internet of Things



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A blue collar, online identity service that makes it easier to find work in the trades
 

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Some Testimonials


Some Testimonials


“The most valuable part was being able to have access to government leaders, which my own community and network wasn’t allowing me to do.”

HandUp would not exist without Tumml.
— Rose Broome, HandUp Co-Founder
“When I first met Julie, and her co-founder Clara, HandUp was just an idea. Their support has been instrumental in getting us off the ground. They are home for a new kind of startup, urban ventures with social missions.”

In our early days, Tumml helped Valor Water navigate how to cooperate with local governments to maximize the effectiveness of our sales channels and software deployments. Working with government in a win-win-win relationship (government, company, customers) is possible and has helped avoid future impediments to our business
— Christine Boyle, Valor Water Analytics Founder
“Tumml was uniquely suited to our needs. They connected us to government agencies, apprenticeship programs, and unions in a way that your typical tech accelerator couldn’t.”

Julie and Clara prepared me to introduce Chariot to some of the most influential decision-makers in the city and ensure that the city understood how Chariot can coexist with other transit options. In fact, one of their introductions led to the formation of our Advisory Board.
— Ali Vahabzadeh, Chariot Co-Founder
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NETWORK


NETWORK


Designed to help entrepreneurs meet the regulatory and legislative challenges of operating in cities, Tumml's Mentorship Board is comprised of a national network of civic and government leaders, investors, and successful urban innovators from firms like:

Tumml companies have gone on to raise millions of dollars from an impressive array of sources, including angels, Micro-VCs, VCs, corporate funders, and foundations, such as: