Liz Sisson is the Chief Operating Officer of Urban Us, an early stage venture capital firm investing in technology startups that are reimagining life in cities and combating climate change in industries such as energy, transportation, built environment, food, water, civic tech and govtech. In her role, Liz oversees accounting, legal, marketing, diligence and policy for the firm and runs an early-stage startup accelerator called URBAN-X, in partnership with BMW/MINI. Before joining Urban Us, Liz was Managing Director of the network at the Roosevelt Institute, an economic and policy think tank. In that role, she managed programs that deployed student-led public policy initiatives in local communities across the country. The initiatives spanned across a variety of subjects including economic development, transportation, human rights, environmental impact and housing.
Liz has also done consulting work on state government programs related to transportation and the environment. She primarily worked on reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in New York State through an alternative transportation and carpooling initiative, 511NY.
In her free time, Liz represents her neighborhood to the Brooklyn Democratic Party as a County Committee member. She and her fiance Claire go on hikes, run, bake, and read in their free time.
Liz graduated as president of her class from Bentley University in 2012.