What is JustPark?
JustPark is Europe's leading provider of pre-bookable parking. The idea is simple: we connect drivers with anyone who has a spare space - whether that's in a car park, private driveway, church, school, or pub.
In city centres or near airports, for sports matches or the daily commute, JustPark's app and website lets drivers find, book and pay for parking in seconds - wherever and whenever they need it. Choose your perfect spot from over 200,000 spaces in 1,000 different cities - or rent yours out when it's not being used.
We take the stress out of parking for over one million drivers worldwide - helping them get from A to B, hassle-free. Our spaces are up to 70% cheaper than traditional pay-and-display, plus there's zero risk of [you] getting a parking ticket. And on the flipside, we've earned property owners and businesses over £15m by renting out their underused spaces for them - so everyone's a winner.
Sounds like a paradox?
We're huge fans of public transport, but sometimes, driving is the only option. The UK Department for Transport predicts that car ownership will soar by 45 percent in the next 20 years, meaning more pressure on parking spaces and more frustrated drivers. That's where we come in. Read more...
Making the most of urban space
The world's city streets are clogged with cars. By unlocking hidden off-street parking spaces, our goal is to ensure that every empty patch of tarmac fulfills its parking potential. This maximises the use of an asset in seriously short supply and helps cities function better.
Reducing motorists' carbon footprint
A study by IBM in 2011 found that 30 percent of city air pollution is caused by desperate drivers on the hunt for parking. By enabling drivers to reserve a parking space before they set off, we’re stopping people from driving round in circles. Or going round the bend.
Promoting integrated travel
By providing spaces near train stations, we’re making it easier for people to park near transport hubs. This enables drivers to travel by car for part of the journey and then switch to public transport - which is more environmentally friendly than driving the whole way. You can see what we have available across the London underground network here.
Index Ventures, Europe’s leading venture capital firm, has been investing in technology, biotech and cleantech since 1996. They’re the guys behind the likes of towering successes such as Skype, DropBox, Citymapper and Just Eat, and joined JustPark as backers in 2014.
The BMW Group collaborates with partner companies and explores strategic capital investments in providers of mobility services. BMW i Ventures is the automotive giant’s venture capital arm, with the aim of extending the range of products and services offered by BMW by investing in innovative tech. It’s through this partnership that JustPark released a world-first in-car app in 2014, allowing drivers of MINI connected cars to browse, book and pay for parking directly from their dashboard.
£3.5m crowdfunding round
In 2015, JustPark closed the largest equity crowdfunding round in UK startup history - raising over £3.5m from over 2,700 investors via Crowdcube. Many of these were JustPark drivers and space owners - pledging their hard-earned money to help us grow and improve our solution to the parking problem. We're thrilled to have the enthusiastic support of so many people, and will continue to use the funding to drive JustPark forward - taking the pain out of parking once and for all.