ParkMe Expands In Brazil

Santa Monica-based ParkMe, the provider of real time parking data and related apps led by Sam Friedman, said Wednesday that it has opened up an office in Brazil, and hired a South American GM. ParkMe said it has hired Mario COutinho as General Manager of South American Operations, and will lauch parking reservation services in Brazil. The new office is in Sao Paulo. ParkMe is venture backed by Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group.