Photo-Location: Brandenburger Tor
The Brandenburger Tor is over 200 years old. It was a symbol of division until 1989 when it opened to a cheering crowd of more than 100.000 people. Damaged in reunification celebrations, it was restored to be a center of city events again.
Parku – Berlin- based Parking Service Startup
parku is a parking service that allows a more efficient utilization of parking spaces by bringing together parking space owners and car drivers in a digital marketplace. Parking operators, companies and private persons with temporarily unused parking spaces can use this platform to advertise and increase their utilization. To benefit from a guaranteed parking space, car drivers can use the parku app or website to book these conveniently located parking spaces instantly or up to 30 days in advance. The innovative parku SESAM technology enables them to open gates using their smartphone. Founded in 2012 in Germany, parku was initially tested in Switzerland. Fueled by the success, the idea was exported into startup mecca Berlin at the end of 2013. “By now parku advertises 5000 parking spaces in more than 14 cities in Germany and Switzerland and keeps expanding throughout Europe”, says Christian Oldendorff, founder, investor and CEO of parku.
Link to Startup-Website: www.parku.com
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Parku is the fastest growing parking platform in Central Europe. With this digital marketplace, motorists will find attractive parking locations where they need it: in the city center, near restaurants and shops, at event venues or even near the airport. Currently the company has 5,000 parking spaces in more than 15 cities. Motorists can use the available parking spaces starting at a parking time of 30 minutes, but also book up 30 days in advance. In summary, “how it works?”: first the customer finds a nearby parking, then book in real time or up to 30 days in advance and at the end pay cashless conveniently through credit card or PayPal, online or “on the go” with the ParkU app. The ParkU SESAM technology enables their customers via website or smartphone (Android and iOS) . The company is active in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands and soon also will be in Austria.