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SpotHero Acquires Leading Competitor Parking Panda, Securing Top Position in North American Parking Reservations

April 13, 2017


SpotHero Acquires Leading Competitor Parking Panda, Securing Top Position in North American Parking Reservations


Acquisition Expands Business Into Canada and Fuels Strategic Focus On Convenience in B2B and Consumer Product Roadmaps



CHICAGO (April 13, 2017) — SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation service, announced today that it has acquired Parking Panda, the leader in event parking reservations in the United States and Canada. This move firmly positions SpotHero as the category leader across all major off-street parking verticals, including daily, monthly, business, event, and airport parking. On track to park 20 million cars in 2017 and offering nearly 5,000 parking locations across North America, SpotHero is a driving force in the parking industry’s evolution as it embraces technology and focuses increasingly on customer experience.

“We’re thrilled to combine forces with Parking Panda to bring easy parking to more drivers faster,” said Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO, SpotHero. “We’ve long admired Parking Panda’s talented team and ability to drive product innovation. SpotHero’s consumer focus and great mobile experience are further strengthened by Parking Panda’s strong B2B technology and partnerships.”

Prior to the acquisition, Parking Panda established over 800 strategic partnerships, including event parking partnerships with numerous NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA teams, as well as major convention centers, sports arenas, theaters, and municipalities. In 2016, the company leveraged this strength in partnerships and event parking to enter the Canadian market, quickly achieving scale. SpotHero will leverage Parking Panda’s momentum in Canada to continue building holistic mobility solutions for drivers and parking companies in 47 major cities across North America. With what is already the largest network of connected garages in the United States and the broadest base of mobile-first consumers, SpotHero is positioned to replicate this success in Canada.

SpotHero also will accelerate its aggressive B2B product roadmap with the integration of Parking Panda’s robust suite of tools and technology, including unique SaaS offerings designed for the parking industry. For consumers, the expanded engineering team will mean rapid innovation to SpotHero’s award-winning platform with a heavy focus on driver convenience.

“This is the most natural progression for our company,” said Parking Panda CEO Adam Zilberbaum. “By joining forces, we will have a greater impact on the transportation landscape, making parking more convenient through technology. We’ve long held values similar to those of SpotHero, including putting drivers first, investing in our people, and building great products.”

SpotHero’s Co-founder and CEO Mark Lawrence will continue to serve as CEO, and Parking Panda’s leadership team of CEO and Founder Adam Zilberbaum and COO James Bain will remain with the company.


About SpotHero


SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation service, empowers drivers with easy parking at thousands of garages, lots, and valets in major cities across the U.S. Launched in 2011, SpotHero has parked more than seven million cars. The company is headquartered in Chicago and has raised $27 million in VC funding.


Notably, in 2017 SpotHero launched SpotHero for Business, the first in-app solution to offer businesses and their employees tools to manage parking expenses and provide increased visibility. Also this year, SpotHero launched its Parking Developer Platform, enabling select websites, apps and connected or autonomous vehicle manufacturers to extend parking reservation functionality to their native interfaces. To learn more, visit www.spothero.com.

City of Sacramento Partners with Global Parking Tech Leader to Design Innovative App

July 08, 2016

City of Sacramento Partners with Global Parking Tech Leader to Design Innovative App


New app is part of a region-wide public education effort highlighting the variety of transportation options available to get to downtown and Golden 1 Center


City of Sacramento continues its commitment to implement advanced technology in order to enhance the user experience by partnering with Parkeon, a global leader of urban mobility technology, to design the SacPark app.



The app, which will be available early Fall 2016, will make it easier to locate a parking spot, purchase parking in advance, provide information on space availability, and obtain real-time traffic information.

The launch of the new app will be integrated into a public education campaign and online navigation tool that will highlight information on various transportation options when traveling to downtown and Golden 1 Center, including: light rail, ride share, and bicycles.

“The collaboration with Parkeon symbolizes Sacramento’s commitment to innovation and is one piece of our overall transportation strategy,” said Matt Eierman, City of Sacramento Parking Manager. “The new technology will direct motorists to available parking and improve our transportation management during a time of increased activity in the Central City and the opening of Golden 1 Center.”

The City will be the first U.S. city to implement Parkeon’s newest Path to Park Technology, which has been successfully deployed in France and Belgium.

“We are thrilled about the partnership with the City of Sacramento,” said Bertrand Barthelemy, CEO of Parkeon. “Our global expertise in urban mobility and mobile device technology will provide citizens with a seamless parking experience, and will improve overall traffic management in the downtown Sacramento.”

The City and its partners are committed to making the Sacramento experience convenient and pleasant. The SacPark app will be available before the first event at Golden 1 Center to purchase parking in advance.

About the Partnership


Parkeon is collaborating with Parking Panda, the nation’s leading app for on-demand parking.


Parkeon is an expert in improving urban mobility by providing a single platform encompassing parking management and ticketing solutions for parking and public transportation. Systems and equipment provided by Parkeon facilitate management and mobility in more than 4,000 cities.

Apple Pay Coming to Parking Panda’s Customers

June 23, 2016


Apple Pay Coming to Parking Panda’s Customers

Offering an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay


Baltimore, MD —June 23rd, 2016— Parking Panda, the nation’s leading app for on-demand parking in over 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada, today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.


Adding Apple Pay to the Parking Panda app helps take the parking industry to the next level with the most technologically advanced payment option. Apple Pay is now available to Parking Panda users in over 40 North American cities for on-demand parking reservations at thousands of parking garages, lots, and valets.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

“Our goal since day one has always been to make parking as easy and painless as possible.  Allowing customers to use Apple Pay provides a seamless and secure payment method,” said Adam Zilberbaum, CEO of Parking Panda.  “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer experience, and Apple Pay is a great fit for our on the go customers.”

To celebrate the launch of Apple Pay, Parking Panda is offering customers a 10% discount off their Apple Pay purchases between June 23 and September 1. When using Apple Pay, customers will also be eligible to win a free month or a free year of parking.  In addition, select Apple Pay customers will be included in a random drawing several times throughout the promotion period where they can win credits in the amount of their most recent Apple Pay purchase.

Apple Pay is easy to set up, and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards.  Online shopping in apps accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/

About Parking Panda
Parking Panda is the leading app for booking guaranteed on-demand parking. Its platform lists daily, monthly, and event parking at thousands of parking locations across more than 40 cities. The company’s mobile apps and website provide an efficient and easy way for drivers to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces at parking lots, garages, and valets in their city. Parking Panda partners with parking operators, event venues, ticketing companies, events, and professional sports teams nationwide to seamlessly integrate the availability of third-party parking facilities for venues, games, and events. For more information, visit http://www.parkingpanda.com

For media inquiries, please contact Mark McTamney, VP of Marketing at mark@parkingpanda.com or (443) 527-5397.

Parking Panda Launches in Canada, Expands North American Presence through Partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

April 27, 2016


Parking Panda Launches in Canada, Expands North American Presence through Partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment


Leading U.S. On-Demand Parking App Allows Drivers to Compare Parking Prices and Book Guaranteed Spots throughout Downtown Toronto for the First Time


Baltimore (April 20, 2016) – Parking Panda, the leading U.S. on-demand parking app, has announced its first international expansion into Canada by introducing guaranteed parking reservations to Toronto drivers. For the first time ever, Canadian city drivers and sports fans can book hassle-free parking and outsmart the crowd with third-party parking reservations at over 20 partner parking lots and garages. Parking Panda is furthering its North American presence alongside its partnership announcement with the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences.


With the ability to compare available options and prices, drivers can plan ahead as they search, reserve, and pay for event and everyday parking throughout downtown Toronto. Parking Panda’s partnership with MLSE allows the company to further its reach to the Greater Toronto Area by offering sports fans and event goers an easier way to park for games and other entertainment experiences. Proud fans can now pre-book parking within easy walking distance of the Air Canada Centre, home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Rock.

“We’re excited to announce our first international expansion in such a beautiful city and to provide Canadian customers with a smarter and easier way to park,” said Parking Panda CEO Adam Zilberbaum. “Through parking reservations made in-app or online, Parking Panda is helping alleviate the pain of parking. Our quick, smart, and hassle-free service allows Toronto drivers to plan ahead, and know how much they’re going to pay before heading downtown or to the Air Canada Centre. Customers can rest easy knowing they have a parking spot waiting and that they can use the extra time they would have spent in traffic on the more important things in life, like dinner downtown with the family or a Maple Leafs game with dad.”

With one-hour parking as low as five dollars, Toronto customers can view all Parking Panda locations on an interactive map showing real-time availability and distance. Once a pre-purchased reservation is made, customers can easily access parking passes through the mobile app. In addition, drivers booking at select PandaScan locations in Toronto can access parking through the company’s innovative, fully-automated scanning technology. PandaScan allows customers to use their phone to easily scan in and out of locations, creating the most streamlined experience in parking to date.

“Our partnership with Parking Panda is another important step in our goal of delivering the best experience in sports and entertainment for our fans at Air Canada Centre and our other venues,” said Wayne Zronik, Vice President Facilities and Live Entertainment for MLSE. “That experience for our fans begins before they even arrive at our venues and driving to our events is easier now that fans have an innovative tool that eliminates the challenge of searching for convenient parking. We work every day to improve the fan experience and this partnership does that by creating hassle-free travel to downtown Toronto.”

In addition to taking advantage of MLSE event- and game-day parking that starts at six dollars, city drivers can book guaranteed parking near attractions throughout the city, including the CN Tower, Harbourfront Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and the Rogers Centre, among others.

About Parking

Panda Parking Panda is the leading provider of on-demand parking in North America. Through Parking Panda, drivers plan and commute smarter by booking guaranteed parking in advance. Parking Panda customers are empowered with the ability to search and compare thousands of parking options and prices in more than 40 cities throughout North America. Drivers can easily book a spot ahead of time at parking lots, garages, and valets in their city, or they can reserve on-the-go with the company’s award-winning mobile app for iOS and Android. For more information, visit www.parkingpanda.com

Amano McGann, Inc. Partners with Parking Panda to Bring Unprecedented Digital Access to Thousands of Parking Garages

December 20, 2015


Amano McGann




BALTIMORE – Amano McGann Inc., the world leader in parking automation, has partnered with Parking Panda , the nation’s leading app for ondemand parking, to announce the integration of Parking Panda’s PandaScan technology with Amano’s OPUSuite ® Cloud application and FlexScan ® onpremise technology. This integration will provide drivers and parking operators with the most streamlined parking solution available today. Users will have the ability to find and book prepaid parking through Parking Panda’s mobile app or website and seamlessly scan into any Amano parking facility with the FlexScan and OPUSuite capability. Reservations will be consolidated and available for both count and revenue reconciliation with OPUSuite.

Amano’s OPUSuite Cloud ® application consolidates operational and financial data allowing for the remote management of any number of facilities for consolidated management, reporting analytics and PandaScan. Seamless integration of the FlexScan reads both 2D and linear barcodes from a variety of media, ranging from paper to I.D. badges and smartphones.

“We are very excited to partner with Parking Panda, a company that shares our passion for innovation in parking technology,” commented Joe Survance, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Business Development for Amano McGann. “Our collaboration provides parking patrons with easeofuse at facilities with Amano’s OPUSuite and FlexScan technologies. This forwardthinking approach will enhance the experience for both operator and the customer.”

“Our partnership with Amano McGann is proof of our unwavering dedication to improve the parking experience for our users and operators,” said Parking Panda CEO, Nick Miller. “This integration will provide our users with an increased level of convenience and mobile access, while our partner operators enjoy more control and easier management through this automated technology. We’re proud to be working with Amano McGann to make parking a lot easier and more efficient for drivers and operators alike.”

About Amano McGann, Inc.

Amano McGann, Inc., with more than 300 USbased employees, is part of Amano Corporation a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $900 million. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an authorized dealer network of more than 40 offices providing a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information, visit AmanoMcgann.com.

About Parking Panda

Parking Panda is the leading provider of ondemand parking. Through Parking Panda, drivers plan and commute smarter by booking guaranteed parking in advance. Parking Panda customers are empowered with the ability to search and compare thousands of parking options and prices in more than 40 cities throughout North America. Drivers can easily book a spot ahead of time at parking lots, garages, and valets in their city, or they can reserve onthego with the company’s awardwinning mobile app for iOS and Android. For more information, visit ParkingPanda.com