Dianping was founded in Shanghai in April 2003 as the very first website worldwide providing independent consumer reviews on local services. Today Dianping is China's leading O2O (Online To Offline) platform for urban service. In addition to merchant information and consumer reviews, Dianping also offers group-buying, online restaurant reservation, take-out service, e-coupon promotions, and other online to offline services. With over 200 million accumulated users, Dianping APP has become an indispensable smartphone APP for Chinese consumers, and the most powerful online partner for local businesses.
Dianping has nearly 75 million monthly active users, over 28 million reviews, and more than 6 million local businesses covering approximately 2,300 cities across China.
Dianping was founded by Tao Zhang and co-founded by Jason Li, Bo Zhang, Shuhong Ye, and Edward Long. The platform was launched in April 2013 in Shanghai.
Since 2003, Dianping has completed four rounds of financing. In January 2006, Dianping received an investment from Sequoia Capital in its first round of financing.