Ding (company)

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Ding
TypePrivately held company
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedJune 23, 2006 (2006-06-23) in Dublin, Ireland
FounderMark Roden[1]
Area served
Worldwide
ServicesMobile top-up
Number of employees
230+ (2019)
Websitehttps://www.ding.com/

Ding is an international mobile recharge service, allowing users to send mobile top-up to friends and family in over 150 countries and across more than 500 global operators.[2][3]

History[edit]

The company was founded by Mark Roden on June 23, 2006.[4] Its headquarter is in Dublin, Ireland, with the company having regional offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, Dhaka, Dubai, New Jersey, Miami, Paris and San Salvador.[5] In October 2019 the company opened a new office in London.[6] In 2016, Ding acquired French retail top-up company called Transfert Credit.[7]

As of 2018, its users have sent over 300 million mobile top-ups and across 600,000 retail outlets worldwide.[8][9] In the same year Ding released its DingConnect API, allowing businesses to integrate the Ding platform to sell or offer mobile top-up on their website or mobile app.[10] In 2018, the company was listed by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies.[11] In January 2019, Ding agreed a partnership with Logista that will see it provide international top-up services at over 10,000 Spanish outlets.[12] On May 19, 2019 Ding announced its partnership with LuLu Money to offer international mobile top-up to foreign workers living in the Asia Pacific region.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jee, Charlotte. "Meet Ding: the company taking on the mobile top-up market". Tech World. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  2. ^ Gleeson, Colin. "Irish mobile firm Ding opens New Jersey office". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  3. ^ "Ringing the changes as Ding starts to think global". Business Post. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  4. ^ "In conversation with Mark Roden of Ding". Wamda. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  5. ^ "Crunchbase profile - Ding". Crunchbase. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25.
  6. ^ O'Brien, Ciara. "Ding to increase Dublin headcount and open London office as it expands". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  7. ^ Kennedy, John (2016-08-10). "Dublin's Ding acquires French player Transfert Credit". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  8. ^ Kennedy, John (4 September 2018). "Ding rings in its 300 millionth mobile top-up". Silicon Republic.
  9. ^ WTCD (2014-10-17). "Ding: Irish company becomes number one mobile top-up provider in Cuba". WTC Dublin. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  10. ^ "Ding releases DingConnect API and opens up mobile top-up market to businesses". Business & Finance. 19 July 2018.
  11. ^ Smith, Ian; Blood, David; Rininsland, Ændrew (2018-02-11). "The FT 1000: The complete list of Europe's fastest growing companies". Financial Times. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  12. ^ "Ding out to ring up lucrative French deal". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  13. ^ "Mobile top-up platform Ding expands into Asia with Lulu Money". Finextra Research. 2019-05-01. Retrieved 2020-01-29.

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