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Streetlight Data

By pioneering Big Data analytics to enable smarter transportation, Streetlight empowers cities to better deploy mobility solutions, enabling smarter, more impactful investments.

Big data analytics for mobility

StreetLight (acq. by Jacobs Engineering) applies proprietary machine learning algorithms to over four trillion spatial data points to measure multimodal travel patterns and create “digital twins” to help cities identify sources of congestion, optimize infrastructure and prepare for the future. Designed for smart cities and the transportation industry, the StreetLight’s platform provides industry-targeted analytic tools to support critical infrastructure planning, enabling smarter, more impactful investments and policy decisions.

Transportation infrastructure and systems are transforming rapidly as legacy infrastructure ages and new technologies and forms of mobility are changing how people move. However, most urban systems planning still relies on discrete, incomplete and stale data insights that are costly and do not scale efficiently. The StreetLight data analytics platform brings near real-time big data insights to scale for key stakeholders, enabling more intelligent planning and decision making while reducing the associated time and cost.


San Francisco, CA
Focus Area
Intelligent Mobility
Activate Team

Paul Jordan


Paul is a Principal at Activate, where he focuses on deal sourcing, due diligence, execution and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. He is a Board Observer at portfolio companies Flexe, Ridecell, KlearNow and Optimal Dynamics.

Prior to Activate, Paul was an Associate at Element Partners where he worked closely with numerous portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities within energy, transportation, industrial software and other sustainable technology sectors. Paul began his career at Piper Jaffray & Co. where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for diversified industrial and applied technology companies.

Paul holds a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Economics from Duke University. In his free time, Paul enjoys being outdoors (in the alpine or ocean, and on the golf course), playing with his dog Rhubarb, reading biographies, live music and exploring new cities one meal at a time.

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10,000 +

more informed urban planning decisions made per month through use of the platform

30 %

boost in Bay Area Transit ridership by optimizing routes to serve changing commute patterns during COVID