Chicago-based startup SpotHero just launched in New York City to help take away the pains of parking. The iOS and Android app allows users to search for discounted parking options near any address in the city – you can then reserve the spot at a rate guaranteed to be cheaper than the drive-up rate.
The company works with over 1,100 parking garages in New York, and drivers can save up to 50% on parking rates, according to the company.
Founded in 2011, the company currently operates in seven cities across the country (including Newark). After graduating from Chicago’s Excelerate Labs in fall of 2012, the company quickly raised $2.5 million to expand its operations.
You can register for an account with SpotHero and download the app for iPhone or Android here.