PARKGURU wins the Gold Award at Best City Awards 2018

In the context of the award ceremony of “Best City Awards 2018”, PARKGURU won the first award (Gold Award) in the Mobility & Transportation category, which focused on the IoT Applications to support the movement of citizens and freight transport.

PARKGENE Skarlatos MacromallisPARKGURU’s innovative PARKGENE application is a proven solution for municipalities in Greece as well as large European cities in the context of implementing Smart Cities and Internet of Things architectures.

PARKGENE today is interfaced with IoT platforms such as CISCO KINETIC, which is based in more than 120 major cities, in order to retrieve data and present them in smart ways to both citizens and the services of the respective Municipality.

Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group, had the following comment, “PARKGURU Group is focused on developing technologies that help the everyday life of a car driver. Our ongoing research and development are now recognized as the pioneers in the Parking market with the use of blockchain technology and electronic payments, including cryptocurrency payments. The Best City Awards award confirms the vision and orientation of the Group towards innovation“.

Today, the ecosystem of the PARKGENE numbers approximately 58,000 users, with a strong upward trend over the last few months on both IoS and Android devices, and there is already cooperation and ready-to-lease with more than 18,000 parking spaces in commercial parking areas in the Attica region, Thessaloniki and we are also piloting in Cyprus. In addition to Greece and Cyprus, our application records more than 6 million commercial parking spaces in 8,000 cities worldwide.

 

Excelon

PARKGURU spins out Excelon, a crypto friendly Fintech business

We are happy to announce the latest development in our Group of companies.

Excelon is a Fintech venture to offer advanced digital money services, including FIAT payment accounts with IBAN, Prepaid Mastercard, Crypto Wallet and Exchange.

PARKGURU a leader in parking technologies and services, announces that following PARKGENE’s successful ICO, followed by the release of GENE Wallet and PARKGENE “Airbnb like” parking service, has taken a major step in spinning out a crypto friendly Fintech business to cover the technological and commercial gap that FIAT and Crypto is facing today.

“Excelon” is an all-in-one solution for individuals and businesses that are looking for new ways to execute their financial transactions in FIAT and/ or Crypto.

By downloading the Excelon App, and going through a simple registration procedure, that takes less than 3 minutes, individuals can get their current account with IBAN to send and receive payments globally, order up to four prepaid Mastercards, receive-store-send crypto through the crypto wallet and buy or sell crypto for Euros through the embedded crypto exchange.

Excelon brings a real revolution in digital money by simplifying the customer experience by offering a complete mobile banking solution that the market has been asking for.

The service is provided by Excelon Financial Services Ltd, a PARKGURU subsidiary, which is authorized and regulated for its E-Money and Crypto Exchange and Wallet operations.

“Excelon raises the bar, in the Fintech industry, by setting new standards to the era of digital money”, said Nikos Skarlatos CEO of Excelon exchange services. “Our commitment in introducing revolutionary and innovative products to the market is firm and we thank all our community for supporting us”.

The product launch is planned in the next weeks and Excelon is already accepting signups on its website https://excelon.io

A few weeks after the official launch of the E-money and Mastercard offering, the crypto wallet and exchange will follow as the integration of GENE Wallet and its more than 64 thousand users will take some time to complete. Initially Bitcoin, Ethereum and GENE token will be available for trading but soon additional coins will be added.

 

As part of our GENE Token integration with Excelon, we are happy to announce that we will accept GENE Tokens as means of payment for the Excelon Accounts and Mastercards while we will offer additional benefits to GENE Tokens holders which will be announced soon.

The company plans to offer professional accounts by the beginning of Q2.

For more info please visit https://excelon.io where you can register for Free and also claim one of the first 1,000 Excelon Premium Mastercards which we give away for Free!!!

PARKGURU

PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas Collaboration

There has been a positive start to the collaboration of PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas. Through this collaboration users of the telephone directory service “11880” can, without any additional charge, find and book a parking spot near their POI. The search and booking of a parking spot is based on the award-winning parking platform PARKGENE, which has been developed by PARKGURU and contains over 6 million professional parking spots worldwide in almost 8.000 cities.

Offering PARKGURU’s smart parking solution through NEWSPHONE’s telephone directory represents a qualitative expansion of the value-added services of the two companies, provides new capabilities to “11880” users and helps cities become friendlier by reducing congestion and traffic levels,  as fewer cars roam the streets in search of a parking spot.

«We are interested in developing our B2B collaborations and the agreement with NEWSPHONE provides PARKGURU a new user base for the PARKGENE parking platform as well as providing NEWSPHONE Hellas users a valuable service. Smart cities start with smart transportation and smart parking is the cornerstone of this premise», quoting Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group.

 

Efstratios Apergis, CEO of NEWSPHONE HELLAS, had the following comment: “The continuous enrichment of the ‘11880’ service with new features has evolved it into something far wider than a simple telephone directory service, making it a multifaceted assistant for its users. The collaboration of NEWSPHONE HELLAS with PARKGURU and the offer of Smart Parking service through ‘11880’ reflect the common philosophy of the two companies: Simple, quality and innovative solution to the Citizen.”

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain and Payments

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain, and Payments

September 27, 2018

PARKGURU Group and Ridemind are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to explore synergies in the field of Smart Mobility a field in which they are both active. The agreement was reached at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair where both companies participated as exhibitors in the Digital Greece pavilion 12 organized by IDGC under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Policy and Telecommunications.

PARKGURU Group offers innovative Smart Parking solutions over blockchain, as well as cryptocurrency-enabled payments via its’ GENE Wallet. PARKGURU’s PARKGENE application features over 6 million professional parking spots located in 8 thousand cities around the world. There are more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots.

Ridemind offers Smart Mobility solutions through their innovative peer-to-peer car sharing platform, starting with Greece and Cyprus, with plans to expand across more European countries. Ridemind advocates better transportation solutions and fewer vehicles on the road, less traffic, less pollution, and more livable cities, and is actively engaged in research and development to that end. Ridemind has partnered with Allianz Hellas, part of the world’s largest insurance group, to fully insure every peer-to-peer rental, as well as with Mondial, to provide roadside assistance services.

Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group, had the following comment,”We are happy to be working with Ridemind to explore Smart Mobility synergies that can extend the capabilities of both companies in the field. Smart Cities begin with Smart Mobility and it starts with Smart Parking solutions. We believe that this cooperation will have substantial results for both companies’ operational models“.

The scope of the agreement between PARKGURU and Ridemind includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Exploration of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet in car sharing.
  2. Expanding the use of the GENE token as a Smart Mobility coin.
  3. Integrating PARKGURU’s global parking network to Ridemind’s car sharing operational model.
  4. Cooperation in collaborative Smart Mobility research and development national and European programs.

“As a young innovative company, Ridemind is delighted to be cooperating with PARGURU Group to explore synergies that will help extend our operation and to offer our users more options for parking and for advanced payment solutions. This cooperation is consistent with Ridemind’s vision which extends across the range of Smart Mobility services”, Antonis Karaloulis, CEO Ridemind

For more information please contact:

Manos Macromallis [email protected]
Kostas Georgopoulos [email protected]

 

PARKGURU participates at Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

PARKGURU the innovative smart parking company, featuring complete parking solutions, was a featured exhibitor at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair “Digital Greece” Pavilion, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications, and Information.

The PARKGURU team presented the company’s innovative Smart Parking solutions over blockchain, as well as cryptocurrency-enabled payments (Bitcoin, Ethereum, GENE token) developed by PARKGURU in the context of its’ Smart Mobility and Fintech activities. PARKGURU executives also participated in round-table discussions and discussion panels with the participation of the Greek Prime Minister and Ministers of the Greek government, as well as in related workshops.

PARKGURU’s PARKGENE application, for iOS and Android mobile devices, offers detailed information regarding available parking spaces, allowing drivers to search for available parking spots,  make reservations in real-time and make payments. It allows parking spot owners to list their parking spots, manages their listings and booking requests as well as receiving payments via traditional payment methods, such as credit / debit cards, as well as through cryptocurrencies via PARKGURU’s own GENE wallet. The PARKGURU platform also features smart parking systems, such as parking control solutions used by municipalities, completing the full range of Smart Parking offerings.

The PARKGURU API is designed to easily integrate third-party solutions and systems, prompting synergies between PARKGURU’s Smart Parking solutions and other Mobility and Smart City services.