In 2014, Boomtown Accelerator graduates, Ryan Sullivan and Rishi Malik, learned that about a third of the traffic in busy downtown neighborhoods comes from drivers who are actively looking for a place to park. Bad parking isn’t just a personal inconvenience—it fills the streets with distracted drivers, causes avoidable pollution, and makes downtown shops and restaurants less appealing to prospective customers.
Sullivan and Malik knew there had to be a better way, so they founded ParkiFi to change the equation. Tapping into the growing power of the Internet of Things, they developed patented single-space sensors that give the ParkiFi interface up-to-the-minute data on each parking spot.
ParkiFi makes parking as easy to find as your destination, for everyone, everywhere, by giving you accurate, real-time information about current parking: what’s available, where it is, how much it costs, and how likely it is to stay open until you get there. And you can even pay for your parking spots directly through the app. So you can just park and get on with your day.
ParkiFi is currently operating in Denver, with more cities coming onboard soon. Look for fall launches in Cedar Rapids and Nashville, as ParkiFi creates smart, healthy and sustainable cities for everyone, everywhere.
ParkiFi has raised three rounds of funding to date, and is proud to be recognized as one of the top startups in Denver.
A software engineer by trade, and an entrepreneur by passion, Ryan’s favorite hobby is solving problems with technology. He started his career as a software developer at E*Trade before moving into technology consulting at Accenture and project management at Microsoft. After working in scalable software engineering solutions and technical management for Fortune 500 companies and startups, he realized his love of small business and the startup world to found ParkiFi.
After graduating from West Point and Wharton, Steve has worn numerous hats in the military, management consulting, venture capital, and private equity, which has given him a unique perspective on how to effectively scale and exit venture-backed companies. He most recently was the President of T3Media, where he led the company’s rapid expansion from pre-revenue through a successful exit.
Upon completing his degree in Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines, Rishi immersed himself with solving human problems with technology. He met Ryan Sullivan while they worked along side one another at SendGrid, and together they founded ParkiFi. He is now the Head of Technology and spearheads solving Parkifi's technical challenges, including everything from algorithmic advances to network infrastructure.
After playing key executive roles in growing companies such as HomeAdvisor, 24tru and Dobot, Andy brings leadership and expertise in Product Development to the ParkiFi team. He completed his MBA at the University of Notre Dame, and has spent over a decade leading product, design, engagement and growth teams. Andy believes in a pragmatic approach towards building a product offering, always seeking the optimal balance between the desires of a customer and the needs of the business.
With a background in electrical engineering and a diverse career in electro-mechanical drafting, product development, and mechanical and electronic design for healthcare, energy, and A/V sectors, Richard brings a wealth of product experience to ParkiFi's hardware and R&D teams. While at Avocation Systems, his most recent venture prior to ParkiFi, Richard won three "product of the year" awards for his hardware, and managed the full product lifecycle from conception through delivery.
After earning his Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Bradley led the Infrastructure and Business Development teams at SendGrid where he met Ryan and Rishi. For over 15 years, Bradley has held crucial roles in small businesses and government. Bradley now leads ParkiFi's engineering team, building scalable, reliable infrastructure pushing parking into the 21st century. He believes deeply in small teams, fast pace, and motivating by example. He is also a strong advocate in the open source community and an avid contributor.
While Brett has strong roots in Pittsburgh, where he attended Pitt, he's called Denver home for the last 18 years as he's lead teams in management consulting, healthcare analytics, information technology, and business intelligence. Brett leverages his expertise in B2B sales and his extensive background blending strategy with the people, process, and technology components of business operations to lead ParkiFi's sales efforts.
Senior Software Engineer
Front End Engineer
Senior Front End Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Front End Engineer
Senior Embedded Engineer
Director of Operations
Operations Success Manager
Field Installation Project Manager
Field Installations Lead
Own a garage or lot? Let’s get you setup on ParkiFi and
we can help fill those spots!