An Uber-for-valet parking grows in Brooklyn.
Today, Valet Anywhere announced a $1.35 million raise from CyberAgent Ventures, AngelPad, Urban.US, “and prominent angels from AngelList.” With the new round, Valet Anywhere will focus on user acquisition as it expands its offerings beyond short-term on-demand valet parking.
Valet Anywhere isn’t the only parking startup on the block; we’ve previously covered Zirx, Luxe Valet, Vatler, and SpotHero. We asked Valet Anywhere how it stands out from the pack (aside from being based in New York City) and got this answer:
Operationally, unlike apps like Haystack and MonkeyParking, we are leveraging existing parking operators’ under-utilized spaces to park our customer’s vehicles. We are in the business of solving the pains of parking in cities worldwide in a manner that is appealing and convenient for city drivers. Our current customer profile cares more about time saved and the convenience of our service. They don’t ever want their car to be street parked — they’re looking for a secure, indoor location for their vehicles.
Prior to today, Valet Anywhere only offered short-term valet service in Midtown Manhattan. Going forward, the company will offer long-term parking, enabling drivers in Manhattan and certain parts of Brooklyn to send their cars to and from a parking garage for months at a time.
To be clear, Valet Anywhere’s original short-term service isn’t expanding — that’s still only available in Midtown. However, the company tells us it plans to “enter new areas with long-term monthly services first and then extend our service from long-term to on-demand.”