ParkMe is a personal parking assistant that uses technological solutions to improve parking in urban environments. With an estimated 30% of traffic due to people searching the block for a space, the app gives driver vital information and reduces their carbon emission output. With ParkMe's comprehensive parking data (hours of operation, rates, entrance points, payment types) in the top 300 US cities, 200 European and 50 Canadian, no driver will ever be left in the dark again. Additionally, ParkMe's "real-time" on-street data has recently been deployed in Austin, TX, with many more cities to be added in the coming months.
ParkMe was founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, who founded the company because they were frustrated with how difficult it was to find parking spots.
Sam Friedman, Co-Founded ParkMe in 2009 to solve his own parking problems. Having paid a seemingly uncountable number of parking tickets and having arrived embarrassingly late to one too many meetings, he realized the parking process needed an overhaul.
Before ParkMe, Sam launched Parkapedia, an “angel-backed” startup focused on B2B data licensing for the navigation industry. Additionally, Sam Co-Founded two early-stage investment companies, EGI, LLC and ASIF Ventures, to help launch, finance, and incubate various technology start-ups.
Alexander Israel, has worked in both the Location-Based Services and Digital Media industries. Prior to Co-Founding ParkMe, Alex Co-Founded Parkapedia, a company that concentrated on parking data aggregation. Alex was also the Co-Founder of two early stage investment companies, ASIF Ventures and EGI, LLC, (concentrating on developing accelerated LBS navigation solutions).