Pavemint in the Press

Mercury News

August 24, 2018

Van life: solutions to the parking problem

Some truck stops, like the Flying J and Pilot, allow overnight car camping, though it is best to call ahead and check. And there are shared-parking apps, like Pavemint, where homeowners offer their driveways for rent for a small fee.

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Market Watch

August 15, 2018

20 ways you can rent stuff out for extra cash

Right now a spot 10 minutes from the Los Angeles airport goes for $125 a week, a downtown Seattle garage spot costs $150 a month, and a suburban Atlanta driveway costs $7 a day. Other peer-to-peer parking apps include Rover, MyFlexiPark, ParkEasier and Pavemint, which launched late last year in Los Angeles.

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My Corporation

August, 2018

Experts weigh in: how does your customer service stand out?

”Attitude is number one. Keep things positive and never point fingers, even if the user is the one in the wrong. Beyond that, we like to keep track of our users’ communication preferences and respond accordingly. We currently have four methods of communicating with Pavemint users: chat, email, text and call. If someone typically texts us for support, we don’t call or email them. We text them. Or if a user prefers to talk on the phone, we don’t pressure them into using the chat even if it’s easier for us. As a result, we create a loyalty between us and our users. They know we care about them and they care about us!” — Julian Flamer, Director of Customer Experience, Pavemint

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Grow From Acorns

August 3, 2018

20 ways to make extra money renting out your stuff

Right now a spot 10 minutes from LAX goes for $125/week, a downtown Seattle garage spot costs $150/month, and a suburban Atlanta driveway costs $7/day. Other peer-to-peer parking apps include Rover, MyFlexiPark, ParkEasier and Pavemint, which launched late last year in Los Angeles.

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Make Use Of

July 23, 2018

The best Airbnb clones for cars, boats and other rental services

There are other Airbnb like sites popping up for all kinds of services. If you’re looking for an Airbnb for parking, there are a few sites that are beginning to fill that space. Pavemint is available as an iOS app to help you find parking spaces in the Los Angeles area.

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Broadway World

July 18, 2018

Nightmares on Wax @ The Fonda Theatre (6/11/18) // Show Review

My partner and I smoothly park near Hollywood Boulevard using Pavemint, a community parking mobile app that Nightmares on Wax partnered with to provide stress-free parking for the first 100 of his Los Angeles fans to download Pavemint.

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Broadway World

July 12, 2018

10 Smart Women Give Advice to This Year's Interns

"Become invaluable," says Sarah Zurell, chief brand officer, executive vice president and one of the founders of Pavemint. "As an intern, you have the chance to become the person your boss can’t live without. Take on new projects, share your brilliant ideas and shine like the bright diamond that you are! Remember that you offer a fresh perspective, and that is valuable. Don’t get discouraged if they don’t always use your ideas. Take the notes, learn from them and try again. That’s why you’re there!

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Broadway World

July 10, 2018

Pavemint is Bringing the Magic of Free Parking to Rooftop Cinema Club Moviegoers

Pavemint, a peer-to-peer parking app that connects drivers with businesses and residents who have spaces to share, launched in LA last October with a heavy focus on making parking easier for event-goers. Now, the app is collaborating with Rooftop Cinema Club and their new venue partner, Neuehouse Hollywood, to provide an extra touch of class with free parking for ticket holders.

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Klipinger

June 15, 2018

Ways to make extra cash

What a home is to Airbnb a home’s driveway is to Pavemint, on online and app resource to make money off your driveway. How? Rent it out. Pavemint is peer-to-peer app that allows parking space owners to rent out and parking space seekers a search tool. Granted, this is probably more for big-city dwellers than small-town America, but many of us who have driven in or live in D.C., San Francisco or New York City may find Pavemint a blessing. Pricing and profit aren’t standard; Pavemint’s Smart Pricing Algorithm, which measures meter and lot rates, parking supply and walkability of the slot you’re attempting rent out, helps the homeowner (or business owner) set the rates.

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Entrepreneur

May 10, 2018

Staying the course: How 5 LA tech leaders conquered professional challenges

Sarah Zurell couldn’t have been more thrilled to be working for a fashion app, but when that app failed, she took it hard. While reflecting on what went awry, she unearthed new motivation to redefine herself as a professional, which helped lead to her current role as executive vice president and chief brand officer of peer-to-peer parking marketplace Pavemint.

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Entrepreneur

May 6, 2018

Technology drives expansion of ‘collaborative consumption’

The possibilities keep expanding. You can rent out a spare room (Airbnb), a parking space (pavemint.com), drive people around (Uber/Lyft), hire someone to assemble your Ikea furniture (taskrabbit.com), locate a pet-sitter (rover.com) – even find a mate (match.com).

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Entrepreneur

May 4, 2018

8 Savvy Side Hustles You Can Start for Free

“People with parking near an airport, college campus, popular venue, or in any hard-to-park area can list their space on our platform and start making money from their unused bit of concrete,” said Maggie Boles, the communications lead for Pavemint. “All a person needs to become a Pavemint host is a computer or smartphone and about 15 minutes to set up their listing.”

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Entrepreneur

May 02, 2018

Customer Intelligence Sources: 28 Marketing Experts Reveal Their Single Most Effective Source for Gathering the Most Meaningful Customer Intelligence

Sarah Zurell is the Chief Brand Officer and press spokeswoman of Pavemint, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people looking for parking with people who have parking to share. Before joining Pavemint, she was the Head of Content for Google Ventures’ “Strut,” where she worked with the CTO to transform 45% of downloads into daily users.

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Entrepreneur

April 25, 2018

What’s in a name: 5 companies reveal the brands they almost chose

Founded in 2015, Pavemint is a startup with a plan to help alleviate one of LA’s special little inconveniences: finding parking. According to founder Randall Jamail, Pavemint wasn’t the team’s first choice, but as soon as it was introduced, there was no question whether it was the right one.

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Entrepreneur

March 8, 2018

Sharing is caring, and profitable

Pavemint allows those with parking spaces to lease them out short- or long-term. In Los Angeles, where the company recently launched, already more than 4,000 hosts have signed up to loan out their driveways and unused office building parking lots. Besides bringing in a little spending money to the hosts, utilizing empty parking spots and offering guaranteed parking to visitors has helped boost business in city neighborhoods, like Hollywood, where safe parking – or any parking – is scarce.

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Entrepreneur

March 8, 2018

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side

You can make extra income by not only renting out your living space, but also renting out your driveway using sharing platforms such as Rover Parking, JustPark, Parklee, Panda Parking, Pavemint and CurbFlip.

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Hollywood 360

March, 2018

Pavemint’s Gifting Suite For Those Who Make Awards Shows Possible

How the Pavemint App is Celebrating the Hard-Working People Behind the Scenes This Awards Season. Every year during the fanfare of awards season, celebrities are given lavish gifts at elaborate gifting suites. This year, however, Pavemint turned the tables on this time-honored tradition by doing something to honor those who work behind the scenes.

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Entrepreneur

February 13, 2018

KTLA 5: Liberté Chan Makes News Twice

KTLA’s Liberté Chan makes news with a surprise cameo in a music video called “Parking in LA.” The video is a catchy musical spoof on La La Land, complete with choreography and cameos. It was created by Pavemint, an LA-based app that connects people looking for parking with people who have parking to share. Watch the full video and see if you can spot all the influencers and reality TV stars.

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Fox and Friends

February, 2018

5 Things You Own That Could Be Making You Money

One of the most promising startups is about to grow from its roots in Los Angeles to spread across North America. Pavemint lets you rent your driveway or extra parking spot in your garage and carport. You’ll make the most by being located near popular venues like sports arenas, concerts, tourist spots, and congested neighborhoods. The beauty of Pavemint is that it has its eye on also cutting down traffic in communities and reducing emissions by getting people parked safely in a new way. Earning potential is a lot higher when you live in a high-demand area where Pavemint says you could earn from $200 to $900 per month.

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Entrepreneur

February, 2018

How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

You can not only rent out your living space, but you can also rent out your driveway for parking using sharing platforms, such as Rover Parking, JustPark, Parklee, Panda Parking, Pavemint and CurbFlip. There are also platforms to rent out your backyard, such as Nookzy, however this can run you into some legal trouble in certain cities.

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Entrepreneur

January 22, 2018

The Pavemint App Is Changing The Way People Park

Pavemint is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people looking for parking with residents and business owners who have spaces to share.

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Entrepreneur

January 19, 2018

How to Make $600 a Month Renting out Your Unused Parking Space (Garage, Driveway, Lot)

This is an app that is currently only available in Los Angeles. What I like about this one is their price suggestion. If you’re not sure how much you should charge for your unused parking spot, Pavemint’s Smart Pricing Algorithm will suggest appropriate prices based on meter and lot rates in your area, parking supply, and walkability. As far as how much you can make, it, of course, depends on your location. According to the company, if you live near sports stadiums with high parking demand you can earn hundreds of dollars in a single day.

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Entrepreneur

December, 2017

Share Your Parking Space And Earn Money | Pavemint Parking For iOS

Pavemint is not just a parking app. It is much more than that. Pavemint connects people who are looking for parking with people who have parking spaces to share. With the Pavemint - Shared Parking App, you can easily increase your income by listing a space in minutes, and reserve a space even faster.

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Entrepreneur

December, 2017

8 Places to Start Your New Year in LA

Cheers to 2018 as you hear the crashing waves of the Pacific. This beach bar is right across from the ocean off of PCH, and it is always a good venue for those who love a nice sea breeze. Sip on cocktails that are both fresh and vibrant while you boogie to the sounds of 2017 via the DJ. Dance on the tables and toast your complimentary Champagne at midnight! Native Knowledge: Since parking will be a struggle, use the Pavemint Parking App to reserve a spot close by, or use Uber or Lyft!

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Entrepreneur

December 11, 2017

Founder and CEO of Pavemint: Randall Jamail

Pavemint, which launched on Oct. 3rd in Los Angeles, currently has over 4,000 VIP private parking spaces available to drivers in prime areas of the city, more than any other P2P parking app on the market. Their mission is to help drivers reach their destinations more quickly and easily and help residents make extra income, all while reducing traffic and CO2 emissions in Los Angeles.

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Entrepreneur

December 11, 2017

Eight Ways to Create a Happy and Healthy Work Environment

“We’ve found that the biggest aspect of creating a happy and healthy work environment is to consistently reward hard work and progress. This is why in addition to creating a culture of giving credit where credit is due, we’ve created a number of opportunities for our employees to receive bonuses through company contests and games. The most recent was a competition throughout our entire company to see who could get the most friends and family to park with Pavemint.” – Sarah Zurell (Pavemint)

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Entrepreneur

December 10, 2017

The ‘Airbnb of Parking Spots’ Wants to Pay Your Parking Tickets This Month

Are you annoyed by recent parking tickets or facing fines because you forgot to move your car until it was too late? Well, if you live in Los Angeles, this company wants to pay your parking tickets for you. Pavemint is a California-based app that lets users reserve and sell their own parking spots. Described as the “Airbnb of parking”, the innovative business doesn’t just allow city residents to make money off of their unused parking spots – it also saves drivers the stress of having to search for a free spot on confusing city streets.

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Entrepreneur

December 1, 2017

Venmo for Business? SMB Owners Sound Off

Sarah Zurell, executive vice president of Los Angeles-based peer-to-peer parking business Pavemint, said that a lot of Pavemint's clients use Venmo because it is quick, easy and familiar. "Venmo has allowed Pavemint to provide our Hosts (those renting parking spaces) a payout option that many of them use already," Zurell said in an email. "Venmo is also faster than paying Hosts via their bank accounts."

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Entrepreneur

November 28, 2017

Pavemint Wants To Pay Your Parking Tickets This Holiday Season

Living in Los Angeles, most of us have dealt with the frustration of parking and the tickets that go along with it. This holiday season, however, peer-to-peer parking app, Pavemint, is dedicated to turning that frustration into joy. In celebration of the global #GivingTuesday movement, Pavemint has taken to the streets of LA, and social media, to pay people's parking tickets.

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Entrepreneur

November 28, 2017

Randall Jamail, Founder and CEO of Pavemint

Years later, when Jamail happened to be passing a stadium in Austin, Texas, he had an epiphany: what if, instead of standing outside with signs advertising parking, residents could list parking spaces for drivers to rent on demand or in advance, via an app? From there, Pavemint was born–a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people looking for parking with people who have parking to share. Over the course of the next two years, Jamail built up the team from a few people to a staff of over 40.

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Entrepreneur

November 19, 2017

This Is What It Looks Like to Go From Zero Tech Skills to a Successful Tech Career

Today, Zurell is the Chief Brand Officer at Pavemint, a startup tech company developing an app that connects people in Los Angeles looking for parking with people who have private spaces to share. While Zurell’s job at Pavemint is related to brand management, she says that working at a tech startup has given her the opportunity to touch nearly every aspect of the app development process. “Lacking a traditional tech background, this has been one of the most rewarding and—at times frustrating—experiences of my life,” Zurell says. “It takes continuous learning in order to grow and succeed. [But] for anyone who isn’t sure if they should jump into the tech world because of their background, my advice is to go for it. Reach out, find a mentor, pick their brain. We’re all still learning.”

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Entrepreneur

November 19, 2017

Tech Scenes: Episode 2: Spokeo, Pavemint, The Black Tux, Vator, and More!

Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive. In episode two we explore Los Angeles from Pasadena, Hollywood, Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and meet up with Harrison Tang of Spokeo, Sarah Zurell of Pavemint, Andrew Blackmon of the The Black Tux, Bambi Francisco of Vator, Nick Green of Thrive Market, and Brew Johnson of PeerStreet.

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Entrepreneur

October 26, 2017

Concerts & Technology: The Future Is Now

Apps such as Pavemint help concertgoers find parking before the show while others help order food that can be delivered during the show. RFID bracelets enable festival attendees to go cashless, and USB bracelets let fans leave a venue with a download of the show they just witnessed. Live Nation recently launched a Facebook Messenger bot that lets the social experience of the concert begin during the ticket-buying process.

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Entrepreneur

October 27, 2017

15 Ways to Make Quick Cash on the Side

Become a "landlord" on the sharing economy—Airbnb launched an ever-expanding sharing economy, and now you can rent out not only living space, but your driveway (Rover Parking), storage space (Roost) or backyard (Nookzy). Here are some additional peer-to-peer sharing apps for driveways and parking spaces: Panda Parking, Pavemint and CurbFlip.

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We Are LA Tech

October 20, 2017

LA Tech Startup Spotlight - Sarah Zurell

I am Sarah Zurell, and I’m with Pavemint, which is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people looking for parking with people who have parking to share. There are a couple of different parking apps in the space right now and a lot of them open it up so that you can reserve commercial parking. And so how we’re different is that we’re trying to unlock underutilized inventory, because, in LA, there are actually 18.5 million parking spaces, and that means that there are three parking spaces for every registered car in LA. So parking shouldn’t be a problem.

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LA Business Journal

October 13, 2017

Pavemint's App Aims to Be Airbnb of Parking

Folks living near sports stadiums have sold off parking spots in their driveways for years, but Pavemint of Hollywood aims to add a bit of technology to the practice. The company’s app, which launched this month, allows parking spot owners in Los Angeles to rent out their spaces for an hourly rate. The hypothesis is that those controlling private pavement, such as residents, apartment owners and business owners, would be glad to rent their unused spaces for a few bucks.

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Apartment Therapy

October 1, 2017

These Apps Want To Be The Airbnb Of Your Driveway

The first company, called Pavemint, boasts on its website: "List your parking space with Pavemint and be rewarded for helping drivers in your city get to their destinations faster." Pavemint launched this month — on the day of the Los Angeles Rams' football home opener at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The app listed 91 parking spots available on personal driveways nearby to the stadium, according to Southern California public news outlet KPCC. Prices for the prime parking spots ranged from $30 to $100. As of this week, owners of 309 parking spaces across Los Angeles are looking to get rewarded for their under-utilized driveways.

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Curbed Los Angeles

September 22, 2016

You can now make money 'sharing' your Los Angeles driveway via an app

One of the apps, Pavemint, launched at the Rams home-opener Sunday at the Coliseum. While some drivers paid as much as $180 to park near the stadium, Pavemint’s app was listing 91 spots on nearby personal driveways with prices listed at anywhere from $30 to $100, says KPCC. Pavemint says it has 309 parking lots available in LA right now, but it plans to double that figure by next week. It's targeting West Hollywood, just in time for the traffic nightmare that is that city’s annual Halloween Carnaval.

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89.3 KPCC

September 22, 2016

Are driveway rentals the next big thing for the share economy?

Pavemint works in a manner similar to Airbnb. People who have driveways with space for people to park list it through the app and set their driveway’s availability and pricing. Drivers who want to park in those driveways use the Pavemint app to make a reservation in advance or to book it on the fly and also pay for it through the app. At the end of the transaction, both parties get the chance to review the experience.

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