Commuting is getting harder and slower as populations increase. Urbanization is having a huge impact on transportation systems globally. Now, Remix — a San Francisco-based startup — is helping cities plan ways to better their infrastructure and cut down on commuters’ strain.
Daniel Getelman and his three co-founders Tiffany Chu, Danny Whalen, and Sam Hashemi started Remix in 2014 during their time with Code For America. The four branched out after the program to expand Remix into what it is today.
The company’s latest funding round will help Remix assist in providing cities with tools to plan and manage the impact of newer transportation options like ride-sharing, e-scooters, dockless bikes, and autonomous vehicles.
“Transportation has changed more in the last 5 years than the previous 50–” Remix CEO Sam Hashemi said in a blog post. “No one knows for sure what’s coming next, but cities have to be ready regardless. The rapid pace of innovation in transportation is altering not just people’s movement patterns, but cities themselves.”
Remix offers tools for transit agencies and cities looking to revamp their transportation systems. The products are currently being used in more than 300 cities across the globe, including New York City, Dallas, and Sydney, Australia.
Using Remix, cities can design and plan roadwork, transit expansions and other changes that could impact commuters.
Energy Impact Partners, an energy technology firm, led the Series B round along with Sequoia Capital who also participated in the round. Sequoia Capital led the startup’s Series A round as well.
According to a blog post by Energy Impact Partners, as urbanization increases, so are travel times for city residents.
“Among their many strong qualities, the Remix team has impressed us with their deeply customer-centric mindset,” Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President of Research & Strategy at Energy Impact Partners, said in blog post. “Their software is easy to use and purpose-built for what cities need — which is good, because what cities need is becoming more complex.”