About

Ridango is an international technology company that provides market-leading transit solutions and services. Ridango delivers turnkey projects or separate solutions and services for real-time information and state of the art ticketing solutions for transportation agencies and companies. 

History:
Ridango was incorporated in 2009 (previously known as UnitedTickets) by private investors in Tallinn, Estonia. Ridango is a spin-off company from Estonian Certification Centre that is Estonia's primary and currently the only certification authority, providing certificates for authentication and digital signing to Estonian ID Cards. Certification Centre is owned by large Scandinavian banks (SEB Bank, Swedbank) and telecommunication companies (Telia Sonera Group). Therefore, Ridango history goes back to 2004 when Certification Center started working on ID-card based ticketing solutions, which was deployed in the city of Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia.

Important steps in the history of Ridango:
2009 Separation of ticketing arm from Certification Center, Ridango incorporated
2010 Ridango won the future ticketing solution in the City of Tallinn
2010 Custom developed online ticketing validators launched
2011 Partnership with TriNorth Holding AB for Sweden
2012 Entering Swedish market, ticketing solution for Gotland Region, Sweden
2012 Unique one of its kind tablet based drivers console and POS solution
2012 MasterCard Vendor agreement made
2013 Ridango merged with WebPartner, majority of Estonian intercity and municipality ticketing solutions offered by Ridango
2013 Ridango invests to Reserbus.mx to sell tickets in Mexico
2013 Multi-operators multi-company based connected e-wallet launched for ticketing
2014 QR ticketing solutions launched
2014 Dedicated mobile app launched for mobile tickets, ticket purchases and real-time information
2014 Real-time passenger information systems launched
2014 Ridango participates in MasterCard StartPath accelerator in Ireland for payment services in Transit industry
2015 Ridango launched many new systems in Sweden and Estonia.
2016 New contract for operating ticketing system in Tallinn for further 7 years
2016 Launching a ticketing system in Nuuk, Greenland and ticketing and AVL / RTI soltuion in  Södermanland County, Sweden


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Management team

Ridango management team consist of highly experienced team of professionals and entrepreneurs with proven track record in the public transportation services and operations. Their collective knowhow and experience has led Ridango to become one of the most successful new transit services provider in the industry. 


Erki Lipre - CEO and Chairman of the Management Board
erki@ridango.com

Erki is responsible for general management of Ridango. Previously Erki served as the CIO of Baltic States for ABB Group as well as Head of Marketing and Sales for ABB Group in Estonia and as COO at Ridango. He has also worked as management consultant at Ernst & Young in Estonia and Spain.
Erki is international business management graduate from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus.

Argo Verk - Head of Sales and Member of the Management Board
argo@ridango.com

Argo oversees ticketing and real-time passenger information sales at Ridango.
Argo has previously founded and led a company that was focused on ferry ticket sales for transport companies in Estonia.


Kristjan Niinemaa - CFO, Member of the Management Board

Kristjan joined Ridango autumn 2015 and was named on the management board November 2016. He is responsible for financial management and overseeing Ridango's finance department.
Kristjan has previously been CFO for N-Terminal Grupp (logistics and trading company), CEO and member of the management board at Joint Office of Estonian Insurers' Association and Motor Insurance Bureau/Guarantee Fund of Estonia.


OTHER KEY CONTACTS:


René Bernard - VP of Engineering
rene@ridango.com

Rene joined Ridango autumn 2015. He is leading Ridango's development department. Before joining Ridango, René worked 13 years at TeliaSonera group, where he held various positions, including architect for IPTV and head of IPTV development team.   

Andrus Kuldkepp - Head of Maintenance and Customer Care

Andrus is running the service department at Ridango that includes IT support, end-customer support and furthermore, maintenance and installation teams.

Alan Rein - Head of Product
alan@ridango.com

Alan joined Ridango spring 2016. Alan has product management experience from leading global technology companies, as well as has old various C level positions in large Estonian companies. Alan is responsible for Ridango's product management team. 

Ragnar Nakus - Head of Project Management
ragnar@ridango.com

Ragnar joined Ridango 2014 autumn. He joined as project manager and stepped up to lead our project portfolio. Ragnar has previously held positions in Estonian Energy.

SUPERVISORY BOARD



Ain Järv - CTO and Chairman of the Supervisory Board
ain@ridango.com

Ain Järv is the founder of Ridango and is a visionary of our technology and development. Ain has previously served as the CEO of Ridango and CEO of Estonian National Certification Center, that it is Estonia's primary and currently the only certification authority, providing certificates for authentication and digital signing to Estonian ID Cards. Ain is engineering graduate from Tallinn Technical University.

Ado Are - Project manager and Member of the Supervisory Board

Ado leads projects and is a project manager at Ridango. Ado co-founded and was previously running a company named Webpartner OÜ in Estonia. He has worked with majority of Estonian municipalities on county ticketing solutions. Webpartner OÜ merged with Ridango in 2013.


Kalle Vaalma
- Member of the Supervisory Board
Day-to-day job: Director of Business Development at Nets


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Partnership


Ridango is open and working on many partnerships in various markets. We are in constant discussions with different partners in the value chain from both sides – sales and procurement. We value partners that share the same vision in the transit market, which should become easier, more customer friendly and open to all stakeholders.

If you are looking to become our sales partner or operations partner in your local market, please contact info@ridango.com.

Quality Management



Ridango has
ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications by Bureau Veritas. ISO certification covers "Programming, development, sales, operating of ticketing and real-time information systems and payment solutions.".


Ridango provides competitive and high quality hardware  and software solutions, system integrations and related services. Our products reach their competitiveness through thorough and devoted management principles, regular research & development process and daily integrated communication and improvement processes with our partners and suppliers.

Quality principle:
Ridango is devoted to offer high quality products and services with on-time delivery that are in meet and exceed the expectations by our customers. 

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Careers

Ridango is rapidly growing and also employing new talents. If you are ready to contribute and work with some of the brightest minds in one of the fastest growing transit solutions providing company in the region then we are happy to hear from you. See "Join us" page for more information.

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Press kit

Please download the press kit below. For further information, arrange photography or schedule an interview, please contact  Erki Lipre, Ridango Business Manager and Member of the Management Board (E-mail: erki@ridango.com).

Boilerplate
Ridango is an international technology company that provides market-leading transit solutions and services. Ridango delivers turnkey projects or separate solutions and services for real-time information and state of the art token based ticketing solutions for transportation agencies and companies. Ridango uses unique account based ticketing model with Tablet computers as driver's console. Ridango was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Estonia, Tallinn.

Ridango logos:

Ridango has developed solutions since 2009 and is rapidly expanding in Nordic regions.


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