PARKGENE Pre-ICO Successfully Concluded

We are excited to announce that the PARKGENE PRE-ICO was sold-out earlier than initially projected and the ICO is launching on Monday January 15, as planned.

When we launched our Pre-ICO on December 15th, just before the holidays, we hoped it would be a success. We couldn’t have predicted what has happened: 20,000,000 GENE tokens sold-out, backed by high-net worth individuals, family offices, and investment funds.

We had unfulfilled orders of over $25K each for 5.5Million tokens which were left out of the Pre-ICO round due to the first-come-first serve nature of the process. Additionally, we have had over 2000 applicants committing smaller amounts which we hope to serve during the open ICO.

“We would like to thank everyone who participated. We are grateful for the trust you have shown PARKGENE, and we promise that we will deliver on making parking 2x faster and 10x cheaper”, said Ilias Hatzis, CEO of PARKGENE.

The PARKGENE ICO is officially launching on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10am GMT and we are gearing up to meet the growing demand for participation in the Early Bird – Day #1 which offers up to 35% bonus.

We urge interested participants to lock-in this bonus by joining our Telegram chat at https://t.me/parkgene to get the promo code and then our token sale platform at https://tokensale.parkgene.io where step-by-step instructions are available.

In the meantime, we are in the process of finalizing our partnerships with exchanges, while, at the same time, working to ensure that our application will launch when the ICO is completed, so you can use your GENE tokens to pay for parking from day one.

PARKGENE is a cryptocurrency-based peer-to-peer parking application using blockchain and smart contracts to connect drivers with parking spot owners.

Find out more about PARKGENE, by visiting the following links:

PARKGENE Website : https ://parkgene.io/
White Paper : https://parkgene.io/#download-whitepaper-docs
Token Sale : https://tokensale.parkgene.io/
Telegram Channel: https://t.me/parkgene

PARKGENE: A Paradigm Shift in the Parking Industry that Empowers the People, Enabled by the Blockchain Ecosystem

An article by PARKGENE Advisor Manos Chatzopoulos explaining how PARKGENE’s Peer-to-Peer Blockchain Enabled Technology is Set to Disrupt the Parking Industry

My personal parking woes date all the way back to my years as a junior research scientist at the University of Chicago, when looking for a free curbside spot would require on average at least 15-20 minutes of my time. On top of that, I usually had to walk 2-3 blocks, often in the freezing cold of the windy city’s winters, to get from where I parked to my destination.

My parking struggle motivated me to start my own company, ParkZen, utilizing smartphone sensor data to detect where parking spots are vacated in real time, and find out first-hand how the market is struggling for a solution and how people are ready and willing to utilize their own private space to earn money but also help alleviate the city’s parking problems and parking—search related traffic congestion.

PARKGENE’s innovative approach hits right at the heart of this problem by creating a P2P marketplace where parking space owners can connect with drivers and rent out their space with contracts secured and executed on the Ethereum blockchain. As an academic research scientist myself working in the field of computational astrophysics I have great interest and I am financially invested in blockchain technology and the emergence of decentralized market places where trust-less, encrypted systems enable the transfer of value between individuals thus ultimately empowering the consumers and the innovators alike. Given ParkZen’s appeal to the Chicago market when we launched our marketing campaign in 2016, I can also attest to the excitement of the market to engage in P2P transactions and exchange of services, and to my desire to make ParkZen part of ParkGene’s ecosystem in the future to assist in the common cause of solving the global parking problem.

PARKGENE also arrives at a time when there is significant transfer of trust in the market from centralized to decentralized applications as evidenced by the public investment in ICOs that skyrocketed by almost 1300% within a year (in the 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017 period; source: www.coindesk.com). The combined shift of the consumer base toward blockchain-based applications, investments in digital assets and P2P services together with the tremendously underutilized private parking spaces across the United States, Europe and the rest of the world — especially in densely populated cities — clears the path for PARKGENE’s unique technology, backed by a strong, motivated, experienced and highly technical founding team, to become the one-stop parking solution of the future.

In tandem, from an economic perspective, the success and utilization of the GENE token, PARKGENE’s official cryptocurrency, will open the door to strategic partnerships and transportation-related marketplaces such as vehicle services (e.g. oil change, car wash and toll payments) driving the potential of the entire ecosystem to unprecedented highs.

As a scientist and an entrepreneur myself I can attest that I am beyond excited to act as an Advisor for this incredible project, and I am eager to see the gradual transformation of modern metropoles as congestion, carbon emissions and accidents drop to historical lows due to a more efficient and definitely smarter parking solution. As such, I strongly recommend everyone to get on board with our ICO early on to avoid missing out on the unique opportunity to be one of the pioneers of blockchain-enabled P2P parking!

Manos Chatzopoulos

Manos Chatzopoulos, PARKGENE advisor

Manos Chatzopoulos is a cofounder and the CEO of ParkZen LLC (parkzenapp.com), a smartphone app service that utilizes data analysis algorithms to locate faster free curbside parking. He is an Astrophysics Professor at Louisiana State University working on a variety of research projects in collaboration with local and external scientists.

PARKGENE and NetRoadshow Lead the Way

PARKGENE and NetRoadshow Lead the Way in Informing the Investment Banking Community about PARKGENE’s Upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Singapore, Greece, UK – January 5, 2018 – PARKGENE PTE Ltd. (PARKGENE, https://parkgene.io) a technology provider in Peer to Peer Parking services, today announced its partnership with NetRoadshow Inc. (NetRoadshow, https://netroadshow.com), the worldwide leader in providing electronic roadshows for the global investment banking community.  PARKGENE will use the NetRoadshow platform to engage with the investment banking community about its innovative decentralized parking solution and its upcoming Initial Coin Offering. PARKGENE is the first ICO to use NetRoadShow’s communication platform.

PARKGENE is developing a scalable – blockchain driven – automotive technology platform to allow drivers to book parking spots directly from individual parking spot owners. PARKGENE’s Peer-to-Peer parking solution is the first ever park-sharing solution that uses Blockchain and cryptocurrency token payments and is aiming to revolutionize the $100B Global Parking Industry. The establishment of a peer-to-peer parking community through blockchain technology and the use of GENE tokens as a flexible means of payment, creates an easy, accessible, transparent, cost-effective way for drivers to find a parking spaces and for parking space owners to make extra income.

PARKGENE is launching an Initial Coin Offering on January 15th, 2018 which will run until February 19th, 2018. Backers will have the opportunity to purchase GENE tokens, using Bitcoin, Ethereum, other cryptocurrencies and USD. Investors interested in getting access to the NetRoadShow PARKGENE portal can apply through the form available at https://parkgene.io/netroadshow

“We are excited to be the first ICO to partner with NetRoadshow to reach out to institutional investors and inform them about our project and our upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). While ICOs have certainly changed the investment landscape, we feel that institutional investors should be included in the ecosystem and we are very excited about working with NetRoadshow to better communicate our opportunity to them.” said Ilias Hatzis, CEO of PARKGENE.

With the ICO industry entering its fourth year we are starting to see a shift from traditional venture capital. According to Coindesk research, total investment in ICOs in 2017 has surpassed $3.8 billion. The venture capital model has worked brilliantly for a long time, but has been ripe for disruption and ICOs are the first step in that direction.

“NetRoadShow is the global leader in providing US Securities & Exchange compliant electronic roadshow services for issuers in the global financial markets, including the majority of Fortune 2000 companies’ transactions. Our collaboration with PARKGENE marks our commitment to serving the ever-evolving needs of issuers and investors by entering the crypto currency industry and Initial Coin Offerings.” Said Brad Hammond, CEO of NetRoadshow, Inc.

About PARKGENE

PARKGENE PTE LTD is scalable blockchain-based platform that enables drivers to book parking directly from individual parking space owners at lower prices, with convenience. PARKGENE’s decentralized technology will supply new parking spots in already crowded cities, which now remain unutilized, by enabling not only peer-to-peer but also the seamless integration of all existing parking technology. PARKGENE is issuing the GENE token, that will be used as a means of payment for parking. Drivers use the GENE token to pay parking spot owners.

About NetRoadShow

NetRoadshow, Inc. provides the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) compliant online communication tools for the global investment banking community. It’s services include electronic roadshows, an Internet roadshow product that provides investment banks and their institutional investors the opportunity to access management presentations in a SEC-compliant electronic format. NetRoadShow’s offerings are specifically developed to meet the ongoing compliance standards for both public and private transactions including equity (IPO and secondary), convertible offerings, high yield and investment grade debt, emerging market debt, asset backed securities, municipal bonds, private placements, non-deal roadshows, and  research related to public and private transactions.

Contacts
PARKGENE
Tasos Flambouras
[email protected]

PARKGURU subsidiary plans ICO to tap into Peer-to-Peer “Airbnb like” Parking

PARKGURU, the Award Winning Parking Platform, is expanding into P2P “Airbnb like” Parking operations driven by Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Payments.

PARKGURU is planning an Initial Coin Offering through its Singapore based Subsidiary “PARKGENE PTE Ltd” which will run from December 2017 to February 2018.

More news to follow on https://parkgene.io

PARKGURU wins award at the Mobile Excellence Awards

As part of the Mobile Excellence Awards ceremony, organized on September 19 in Athens, PARKGURU won the prize in the “Mobile Transport and Navigation” category for the innovative mobile application PARKGURU.

The implementation of PARKGURU is an innovative and unique service in the Greek market. Through an application for iOS and Android mobile devices, PARKGURU customers can find parking fast and cheaply in Greece and Cyprus.

Through PARKGURU, drivers can book a parking space at the closest and cheaper parking area in the area they want to park and have full control over the costs as they know the exact price beforehand.

PARKGURU is a “smart” application that is constantly learns from the use of drivers. Combined with Artificial Intelligence and information from other sources (eg weather, holidays, etc.), it is able to offer drivers the best place to park their car.

Voice search is available in 21 languages, where the wizard clicks on the app’s microphone, tells its destination, and the app shows a list of parking areas in the area, allowing the driver to compare, book and pay for parking in just a few steps

PARKGURU works with garage owners and municipalities with the ability to cover unsold parking spaces to increase their revenue while helping to reduce congestion and pollution. It cooperates with more than 100 parking spaces in Athens, Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus and Cyprus, offering significant discounts in these locations.

Ilias Hatzis, Chief Marketing Officer of PARKGURU, said: “This award confirms the vision and orientation of the company towards innovation. We thank the organizers, judges and especially our team, who with its intensive work has created the best application for parking. ”

Today, through PARKGURU, drivers have access to book more than 15,000 parking spaces in Greece, nationwide coverage, daily 24-hour support, free bookings / cancellations, price comparisons and surprise-free parking. At the same time, PARKGURU offers information on millions of parking spaces across Europe and America.

About PARKGURU
PARKURU Ltd is a young, innovative company driven by the passion for technology and customer satisfaction. Its team of more than 30 people has accumulated experience in the field of mobile cloud technology and parking.
PARKGURU offers the most advanced omni-channel Park-Booking service in the world today, approaching both the driver and the parking operator needs.
PARKGURU’s goal is international growth, for which it has already set a strong foundation, with the application offering today detailed information on millions of parking spaces located in Europe and North America.

PARKGURU adds a new Social Login feature and Online Booking

The award-winning application PARKGURU, the best app of the year at the Mobile Connected World Conference 2017, upgraded its features by adding Social Login and Online Reservation capabilities. Now, drivers will be able to connect quickly and easily with the application from their mobiles through social networks (Google, Facebook). Also drivers who have not downloaded iOS or Android apps will be able to make bookings using a browser from computers, mobiles and tablets.

The ability of consumers to use their identity from social networks to sign up and connect to applications is critical, as Facebook had 2 billion monthly active users in the second quarter of 2017. With the new version of PARKGURU, drivers can connect with the app by using their favorite Facebook or Google accounts. They will also be able to sign up with their email account or their mobile number. The new feature brings to the drivers the ease of social signups with PARKGURU native apps, with the confidence of data verification.

Also, for all drivers who want the convenience of their computer, they now have the option to make parking reservations from home or office to airports, harbors and the center of Athens and Thessaloniki using a simple web browser. At https://parkguru.com, they will be able to search, compare prices and make reservations for parking. The new feature is accessible from any device (computer, mobile or tablet) using a browser such as Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

“The new features to PARKGURU’s application gives drivers a very easy way to connect and find parking spaces. The new features allow PARKGURU to create more authentic relationships with drivers, understanding their preferences and discovering how they like to interact, “said Zois Siogas, Director of Sales at PARKGURU.

Today, through PARKGURU, drivers have access to more than 10,000 parking spaces in Greece, country-wide coverage, daily 24-hour support, free bookings / cancellations, price comparisons and set fees without any surprises. At the same time, PARKGURU offers information for millions of parking spaces throughout Europe and North America.

About PARKGURU
PARKURU Ltd is a young, innovative company driven by the passion for technology and customer satisfaction. Its team of more than 30 people has accumulated experience in the field of mobile cloud technology and parking.
PARKGURU offers the most advanced omni-channel Park-Booking service in the world today, approaching both the driver and the parking operator needs.
PARKGURU’s goal is international growth, for which it has already set a strong foundation, with the application offering today detailed information on millions of parking spaces located in Europe and North America.

www.parkguru.com

PARKGURU participates in the Municipality of Trikala “Smart City” program

PARKGURU, as part of the of the Smart City pilot project implemented by the Municipality of Trikala, participated by contributing its know-how to IOT (internet of things) parking technologies. The results of the project were presented at a special meeting that took place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Trikala.

Trikala has the distinction of the first “Smart City” in Greece, making use of advanced technologies that improve the everyday life of its citizens.

Smart parking management will initially cover 45 parking spaces and places for people with disabilities. Through the implementation of PARKGURU technology, citizens will be able to locate free parking, billing, payment, and rewards, while the City will be able to track in real-time parking locations use, through PARKGURU’s advanced reporting and policing applications. Drivers will be informed of available free parking spaces, and if the selected location is occupied by another driver, they will be notified and will automatically be routed to the nearest available parking space.

There will be significant benefits to citizens and the municipality from the implementation of PARKGURU’s technology. First of all, it will improve the standard of living, since the citizens of Trikala will carry out their daily tasks more quickly, while they are urged to use their vehicle with caution. In addition, it is expected to contribute in reducing parking time, relieving traffic and reducing environmental footprint, as it will reduce gas emissions.

“We are particularly pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to the work done in Trikala. With the smart parking system, the driver will be able to know that there is a free parking space saving time and stress. In addition, the Municipality, can draw on the findings from the analysis of parking data, and will be able to make improvements in the city center”, said Giannis Ramphos, COO of the company.

About PARKGURU

PARKURU Ltd is a young, innovative company driven by the passion for technology and customer satisfaction. Its team of more than 30 people has accumulated experience in the field of mobile cloud technology and parking.
PARKGURU offers the most advanced omni-channel Park-Booking service in the world today, approaching both the driver and the parking operator needs.
PARKGURU’s goal is international growth, for which it has already set a strong foundation, with the application offering today detailed information on millions of parking spaces located in Europe and North America.

www.parkguru.com​

PARKGURU Adds Voice Search to its App

 

May 30, 2018

 

PARKGURU lets you find a parking space using your voice.

PARKGURU’s mobile app is designed to help driver find, book and pay for parking easily and quickly. Now with the new updated version of the app for iOS and Android, drivers can search for parking using their voice in 21 different languages.
The new voice search functionality is simple. All drivers need to do is click on the microphone in the app, say their destination and the app returns a list of available parking locations, allowing drivers to compare, reserve and pay for their parking spot in a couple of steps.
«Our goal at PARKGURU is to make your parking experience, easy, safe and effective using voice technology. Our plans for the future include adding more voice functionality that will give drivers more options to asking questions using their voice, like “Where have I parked my car” or “What is the closest parking to my favorite restaurant” said Nikos Skondreas, CEO at PARKGURU.

About PARKGURU
PARKURU Ltd is a young, innovative company driven by the passion for technology and customer satisfaction. Its team of more than 30 people has accumulated experience in the field of mobile cloud technology and parking.
PARKGURU offers the most advanced omni-channel Park-Booking service in the world today, approaching both the driver and the parking operator needs.
PARKGURU’s goal is international growth, for which it has already set a strong foundation, with the application offering today detailed information on millions of parking spaces located in Europe and North America.

www.parkguru.com​