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Parkbob, a Vienna based Smart Parking Start-Up and part of the A1 Start-Up Campus, will be funded with 250,000 EUR by Pioneers Ventures

Vienna, 19 February 2016

Pioneers Ventures, a venture capital branch of Pioneers.io, has announced that it will invest 250,000 EUR into Vienna based Smart Parking start-up Parkbob. With this investment, Parkbob will be able to push forward its parking lot finding function, which will be launched this April.

Furthermore, Parkbob will expand its parking information system from eight to 25 European cities. The "Vienna edition" is already available on iPhone and Android.

Parkbob is a Smart Parking Service, solving parking lot problems in cities. By combining geo-information systems, a parking set of rules and real time information, the "last mile" of navigation is being solved. The start-up was founded in 2015 and is part of the A1 Start-up Campus.

With the A1 Start-up Campus, A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, supports innovative newcomers on the market: besides a free of charge office location, A1 also offers the whole range of A1 business products. On top, 40 experts from different departments of the company support the A1 start-up companies with expertise, knowledge and know-how.

Hannes Ametsreiter

Congratulations to Parkbob for this business milestone. I am very proud that the first investment by Pioneers in Austria will go to a start-up settled at the A1 Start-up Campus.

Marcus Grausam

Chief Technical Officer, A1

"Congratulations to Parkbob for this business milestone. I am very proud that the first investment by Pioneers in Austria will go to a start-up settled at the A1 Start-up Campus", Marcus Grausam, CTO A1, says.

"Parkbob combines mobile technology, Big Data and geo-information systems in a unique way to a meaningful and demanded product. We believe in the experts and ambitious team of Parkbob and will contribute to the success in a significant way", Philipp Stangl, responsible investment manager of Pioneers Ventures, says.

 

A1 Start-up Campus – a playground for new ideas

At the A1 Start-up Campus, young and innovative companies meet the concentrated know-how of Austria´s leading Telco provider. The campus is home of selected start-ups and place for exchange and encounter. Equipped with A1 business products, start-ups have time to focus what is most essential: on developing their business.

Pioneers Ventures is a pre-seed investor empowering outstanding start-ups with a global network of corporates, industry experts and entrepreneurs.

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