The Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D. has launched Parkpnp, a new platform which will revolutionise the car parking experience for motorists and parking space owners.
Parkpnp is a marketplace for under-used parking spaces which is available online, on iOS and Android. Parkpnp helps carparks, businesses and homeowners maximise the revenue from their empty parking spaces and was founded by Irish entrepreneurs Garret Flower & Daniel Paul in 2016.
Parkpnp which was founded by Irish entrepreneurs Garret Flower & Dan Paul rolled out a test product in late 2016. 1,000s of space-owners quickly signed up as they look to benefit from their empty spaces. While savings of up to €100 a month for many motorists has seen the user base grow rapidly.
Having recently secured seed funding of €500,000 from investors including Powerscourt Capital and Enterprise Ireland, the Parkpnp team are now gearing up for a full roll-out across the city. New features including on-demand parking, live messaging and streamlined user journey are making it easier to park than ever. Such has been the demand Parkpnp is already planning international expansion with an announcement due over the coming months.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Breen T.D. remarked “Parkpnp is an innovative solution to an everyday issue for drivers all over the world. My Department, through Enterprise Ireland, are keen to support innovative new companies who have global ambition. This is a new company who is already planning ahead, building scale and reaching into worldwide markets and I wish them the very best in this ambitious plan.”
Joe Healy, Manager High Potential Start-Up Division at Enterprise Ireland said “It is fantastic to see the progress that Parkpnp has made through the creation and implementation of its innovative parking technology. Parkpnp is an excellent example of the progress that can be achieved when the global ambition and energy of a young company are harnessed and supported as an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up. We look forward to continue to work closely with Parkpnp to support them as they grow and scale internationally in the coming years.”
Garret Flower, Parkpnp Co-Founder & CEO added “Parkpnp is a common sense product, we are delighted to fully launch the service and are really excited by the growing demand for the service in Ireland and abroad”