Mark Paris

Managing Partner

Urban Us Capital

Mark has more than 30 years’ experience at the intersection of cities and finance. Currently, Mark is Managing Partner for Urban Us Capital, a partnership that funds equity and non-dilutive capital for promising startups in urban tech. Urban Us is also the designated venture partner and co-investor for MINI/BMW’s urban tech accelerator, URBAN-X, here in Brooklyn, where Mark acts as its Managing Director.

Before Urban Us, Mark led Citi’s Green Communities Venture Fund and has been an investor and advisor for multiple urban tech startups. His work with startups goes back to 1998, while his work on Wall Street, managing financings for multiple cities, hospitals, universities, power agencies and housing authorities, goes back further than he is willing to admit. Mark, and his wife, Tammy, both with degrees from Harvard, Hopkins and Muhlenberg, spend their free time serving on several higher education and arts boards throughout the US and abroad.