Designing and procuring infrastructure is hard. Buyers of infrastructure including cities, counties, and utilities can no longer afford to simply replace existing systems with more of the same.
Instead, leaders are searching for new, more flexible, efficient, and resilient solutions to upgrade their infrastructure. But often the best-available infrastructure technologies and projects—and the vendors that produce them—are difficult to find, compare, and procure. The Atlas is an online marketplace built to solve that problem. The Atlas provides a safe space where buyers can easily learn about relevant, procurable solutions installed around the world and connect with individuals in the cities and companies doing the work.
This venture was launched as an independent company co-founded by Elle Hempen, Ellory Monks, and Shalini Vajjhala in June 2016 and acquired in December 2020 (Route Fifty’s Parent Company Buys Community Platform for Local Government Leaders).