Urban SDK, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based connected mobility and safety analytics platform for cities to address needs for big data analysis, automation and predictive insights, raised $1.66m in funding.
The round was led by the Florida Opportunity Fund and matched by DeepWork Capital, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage companies in Florida.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into new states and public sector markets, develop products and features to accommodate transportation dynamics and to continue hiring sales, marketing and engineering talent from its base in Jacksonville, Florida.
Led by Drew Messer, CEO and co-founder, and Justin Dennis, CTO and co-founder, Urban SDK is a Techstars company that provides transportation, mobility, civil engineering and government organizations with real-time operational insights and predictive trend analysis of mobility and road networks through IoT, telemetry and satellite imagery data collection, reporting and mapping.
The company has worked with multiple state and municipal organizations, such as the Florida Department of Education, Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) and Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA).