A Kiwi Original
A Kiwi Original
A Kiwi Original - Toby Litten | Parkable 041

A Kiwi Original - Toby Litten | Parkable 041

Toby Litten is the Chief Exec and Founder of Parkable - for parking that doesn’t suck. The built environment is only just starting to adopt technology and that creates an opportunity for Parkable.


2 mins 35 secs The problem with inefficient car parking and why tickets, towing, fines and being late for meetings is impacting on city design and our way of life in a way it doesn’t need to.

4 mins 53 secs The technology that enables park sharing when their not in use either within a company or for public use.

6 mins 8 secs How Parkable works for employees for businesses like KPMG and Datacom in New Zealand and the benefits of knowing in advance when company carparking is going to be available including accessing the car parking building by your phone.

8 mins 32 secs The moment of madness that led to Parkable being created by Toby LItten and that the opportunity was commercially big enough to get started with their team of three including a developer and a sales machine.

9 mins 55 secs Development is a core advantage for Parkable and that’s kept in-house and in New Zealand.

10 mins 32 secs Getting approved by Apple early on and the complexities of parking allocation and creating interactions between the virtual world and the real world.

11 mins 54 secs Why offshore people are looking for best possible solution and you have to fight to win whereas in New Zealand there’s a home court advantage with a genuine desire to support local to refine and test the Parkable product.

13 mins 33 secs Why the cost of asphalt varies throughout the world, the ROI of carparking asphalt as a utility and the trend of real estate values for carparks that’s growing faster than other forms of real estate.

15 mins 44 secs Being first to market… and then discovering competitors in both public parking and private parking around the world.

16 mins 40 secs Staying in front by making sure Parkable has the best product and why keeping the software development in house enables that.

17 mins 47 secs The culture of carparks at work and how Parkable has removed an estimated 2,700 carpark arguments to date!

19 mins 55 secs Why it’s all about growth in Australia in New Zealand right now while getting started in North America and China.

20 mins 22 secs Getting started as a building manager or facilities manager.



A Kiwi Original
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