PARKGENE, the world’s first shared mobility platform, blows past its sales targets during the first two weeks of its ICO. With 60 million tokens sold during the first two weeks of its ICO, PARKGENE is on track to becoming a household name in shared parking services.
As anyone who drives in large cities knows well, finding parking is oftentimes not just a nightmare but, in most cases, prohibitively expensive as well. PARKGENE, the first parking booking service on the blockchain, plans to put an end to driver parking woes, with their ground-breaking peer-to-peer parking platform.
PARKGENE’s aim is to become the Airbnb of the parking industry, and if the first two weeks of their public ICO is an indication, they are well on their way to making it happen. The company has already passed its pre-ICO target of selling 20 million GENE tokens during their closed round last December. After the second week of the public sale, they’ve reached 60 million tokens sold, and PARKGENE is confident they can reach their goal of 350 million tokens sold by the time the ICO ends.
PARKGENE – The Solution for Commuters’ Parking Woes
PARKGENE has adopted an Airbnb-like business model so that parking owners and drivers can directly interact with each other. Drivers are looking for convenient and cost-effective parking, and herein lies the problem: The parking business is a $100 billion industry globally, but it’s riddled with intermediaries taking large commissions to match drivers with parking owners. This means that drivers pay more and parking space owners make less.
Airbnb originally set out to solve similar issues for travel accommodation and has certainly proven a viable model in the crowdsharing ecosystem. They have announced recently that the company will show $100 million in cash flow profitability for 2017, and is expected to launch its IPO later this year. Airbnb’s success has come at a slow burn as users have driven the home sharing app from obscurity to worldwide success over its 10-year history.