US: SmarterBetterCities closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Zürcher Kantonalbank. The company will use its seed investment to serve new market segments, such as real estate and facility planning. The software company is planning to bring affordable Smart 3D City solutions to urban planning in every town with its innovative service CloudCities ). “CloudCities is a YouTube-style smart 3D city service. Custom 3D maps can be created and urban flows, such as energy and financial aspects can be easily shared, reviewed and modified. Unlike its competitors CloudCities gives full data control to its users. CloudCities is web browser based and is compatible with mobile devices, including the latest iOS and Android tablets and phones,” said Antje Kunze, CEO and Co-founder of SmarterBetterCities.