Anagog Raises $1M To Help Drivers Uncover Street Parking With Precise-Time, Crowdsourced Information
The simplest choices I ever made was to remove my automotive. The issue that principally drove me over the sting? The fastened search for parking, notably in big cities, and the parking tickets which will pile up in consequence.
Israeli startup Anagog is trying to cope with that disadvantage with precise-time, crowdsourced information. The company is saying in the intervening time that it’s going into beta testing, and that it has raised $1 million in funding.
“That’s an area that’s capable of be disrupted,” argued Chief Marketign Officer Jake Levant. He described street parking as a market the place there’s no visibility into present and demand. Anagog, he said, “can redirect demand to the place there’s present — there’s the free market at play proper right here.”
We’ve written about fairly a number of parking startups, and their approaches embrace partnering with parking tons, offering valet service, and flat-out selling your parking spot sooner than you vacate it (that remaining one doesn’t look like flying with the federal authorities).
Anagog’s technique could be nearer to a unique service that began in Israel, Waze, which was acquired by Google. (I was the one who launched up the Waze comparability to Chief Promoting Officer Jake Levant, nevertheless he didn’t reject it.)
The company says that it has constructed up a group of “tens tons of of hundreds of drivers [who] contribute tons of of hundreds of parking events day by day.” The combination of historic and precise-time information signifies that drivers can uncover areas the place there’s additional open parking, and even see specific spots that are being vacated.
One distinction between the Waze model and Anagog, however, is that Anagog simply is not setting up an app for buyers. Instead, it’s distributing its CrowdPark know-how by integrating with companions — for example, it’s saying within the current day that it’s partnering with Milgam Cellular Parking to convey CrowdPark into Miglram’s parking value service Pango.
The funding, by the easiest way, acquired right here from angel consumers embrace Yos Shiran (CEO of Ceaserstone), Dan Vilensky (former chairman of Utilized Provides Israel), and Avi Shechter, former vice chairman at AOL.