SaaS startups have become the darling of Venture Capital investors, especially in the Smart Cities industry. Over the past decade, software has proverbially “eaten the world” and SaaS companies have scaled to become unicorn corporations in staggering amounts of time.
In this article, we are examining 6 VC funded SaaS startups in the Smart Cities industry.
A revolutionary Location Intelligence solution for ethical business choices is called CHAOS. At CHAOS, we think that decision-making by stakeholders that is informed and centered on people is essential to the creation and development of livable cities. Businesses and services that result from interactions between these stakeholders, as well as those involved in the city development value chain, can get commercial insights from CHAOS to help them grow. CHAOS develops benchmarks and useful insights for the improvement of cities and enterprises by combining unstructured and geolocated data into a platform and applying scientific techniques and machine learning.
The goal of HAAS Alert is to provide life-saving mobility solutions that will make cars and roads safer and more intelligent. A connected, accident-free society where everyone returns home safely is what we envision. In order to help drivers make safer, more informed decisions while driving, HAAS Alert's Safety Cloud service provides real-time digital alerts to drivers, connected cars, and autonomous vehicles via vehicle dashboards and infotainment systems, navigation applications, and smartphones.
Monuv increases device efficiency by maximizing the use of hardware and preventing the disposal of electronic waste through the connection of cameras and DVRs and the use of artificial intelligence. Monuv offers a business strategy that combines the owner of the camera, the installation, and artificial intelligence to provide a revolutionary experience for how consumers and companies utilize their security cameras. Brazilian public and private locations are monitored with Monuv's cameras. The platform develops the idea of self-monitoring and introduces the idea of intelligent cooperative surveillance, making cities and places safer.
Urban SDK, a Techstars company, is a next generation planning tool that helps smart cities transform mobility, transportation, sustainability and safety operations with real-time location analytics. We connect public agencies, policy makers, and the community with better data to make more informed policy and budgeting decisions. We enable customers to quickly gather, analyze, and visualize performance indicators to make decisions with a higher degree of confidence.
UrbanFootprint is the world's first urban intelligence platform — a comprehensive urban, climate, and community resilience data system that serves mission-critical insights to the institutions that are rebuilding, financing, and insuring the world's physical and social infrastructure. UrbanFootprint’s data and web-based geospatial software unifies previously siloed climate, environmental, urban, and socio-economic data and helps governments, utilities, financial institutions, and urban planners answer fundamental resource questions — where to invest, where to deploy resources, and where to optimize for risk, return, resilience, and community.
Until now they have relied on physical models and CGIs to help visualise the future. Now VU.CITY has created the largest and most accurate truly interactive digital city model, continuously updated to provide a revolutionary tool for architects, developers, advisors and the public sector. VU.CITY saves time and money for anyone involved in planning or development and is directly leading to better decision making. It is already being used by local government, public bodies, architects, land owners, developers and property agents. Using game engine technology, users can import their own 3D model into VU.CITY to immediately place their proposals in context and test their visual impact, scale and massing.