The company, which was founded in 2012 by Walter Teele and Luis Pablo-Gonzalez, seeks to make vending machines smarter by hooking them up to the Internet and monitoring them remotely. Nine investors have participated in its funding so far. The company is still seeking an additional $416,319.
ParLevel is dealing in a marketplace known as the Internet of Things, which envisions a future in which all kinds of everyday objects from refrigerators to cars are hooked up to the Internet and interact with other devices.
ParLevel was one of 12 startups that participated in the TechStar Cloud accelerator program in 2013. The company received $18,000 in seed funding and an optional $100,000 in a debt note. It also received $25,000 as one of the first recipients of the Geekdom Fund.
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