Parking spaces for employees can be a considerable budget for a company. Furthermore, one in four employees reportedly leaves a company or refuses a job offer due to problems of accessibility. Commuty offers a smart parking solution for employers to manage their parking spots and promote alternatives to driving to work.
Founded in 2015, the Belgian startup has just raised €500k from investors Be Angels and Sambrinvest, which it will use to accelerate its growth.
Commuty manages companies’ parking policy (including priority rules for spots for employees and visitors spots), allows them to invite their employees onto the platform, incentivizes alternative transportion such as carpooling and bicycling, and provides companies with reporting regarding their parking.
Each company has its own online space on Commuty’s web platform and app. The platform uses an intelligent algorithm to optimise the distribution of parking spots, for example, by giving priority to the places of parking to the people who live the furthest away and who have no other alternatives such as public transportation, cycling, or carpooling.
“Our solution allows employers or office building managers to control daily access to their parking area, including priority and restricted spots, and also to manage unoccupied spaces,” said Anne-Claire Vanfleteren, CEO of Communty. “For the employee, this allows him to know in advance whether he will have access to the parking or not and organize himself.”
The team aims to double its workforce, especially to strengthen its team of sales people and developers. Its solution is currently present in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France, but aims to further expand across Europe.