Boku

OverviewSuggest Edit

BOKU is a mobile online payments company. It aims to create a frictionless payment system allowing a mobile phone number to be used as a secure payment instrument. Its bank-grade payments technology allows consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone bills.
TypePublic
Founded2008
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websiteboku.com
Employee Ratings4.4
Overall CultureC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)214(+41%)
Job Openings11
Revenue (FY, 2018)£5.9 M(+71%)
Share Price (Jun 2022)£1.1(-5%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Boku

Jon Prideaux

Jon Prideaux

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Keith Butcher

Keith Butcher

Chief Financial Officer & Director
Adam Lee

Adam Lee

Chief Product Officer
Chris Newton-Smith

Chris Newton-Smith

COO
Mark Stannard

Mark Stannard

Chief Business Officer – Payments
Mark Britto

Mark Britto

Non-Executive Chairman
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Boku Office Locations

Boku has offices in San Francisco, São Paulo, Beijing, Tartu and in 10 other locations
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
735 Battery St
San Francisco, CA, US
660 Market St 4th floor, suite 400, San Francisco
Tartu, EE
Rüütli 7
München, DE
Leopoldstraße 8-10
Mumbai, IN
New Link Rd
Dublin 1, IE
5 O'Connell Street Upper, North City
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Boku Financials and Metrics

Boku Revenue

Boku's revenue was reported to be £5.87 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

5.9m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

5.9m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

100%

Net income (FY, 2018)

361.6k

EBIT (FY, 2018)

477.2k

Market capitalization (24-Jun-2022)

321.2m

Closing stock price (24-Jun-2022)

1.1

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

1.9m

EV

337.1m
Boku's current market capitalization is £321.2 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

3.2m3.4m5.9m

Revenue growth, %

8%

Cost of goods sold

Gross profit

5.9m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2016Q3, 2017

Revenue

9.4m16.7m
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

80.050.043.2k908.014.01.1m402.1k1.8m938.1k3.4m2.9m1.0m1.1m1.9m

Accounts Receivable

122.9k328.2k868.8k1.8m2.4m1.2m2.2m967.7k719.5k14.1m19.4m16.4m

Inventories

2.2k61.3k

Current Assets

18.4k17.4k227.4k329.1k868.8k2.9m2.8m3.0m3.1m4.4m3.7m15.7m21.4m20.0m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(275.0k)275.8k
GBPFY, 2005

Financial Leverage

-0.5 x
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Boku Operating Metrics

Boku's Users was reported to be 3.2 b in Nov, 2017.
Nov, 2017

Users

3.2 b

Boku Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Danal$68 m

Boku Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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Boku Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

30-39

out of 100

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Boku Online and Social Media Presence

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Boku Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    67/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    75/100

  • Compensation

    F

    40/100

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Boku News and Updates

Boku No Babes is Set to Launch Soon, Announces NFT Minting and The Sandbox Metaverse Plans

Boku No Babes project has announced its entry into the NFT market, and it will allow users to meet their NFT’s made just for them in the metaverse. Notably, the creation will be in 2D NFT first, and then later, the 3D feature will be launched and accessible in a mansion they are building in the meta…

Boku extends its M1ST Payments Network into Thailand with TrueMoney & Rabbit LINE Pay

Combined, the M1ST Payments Network reaches over 30 million consumer accounts in Thailand alone Combined, the M1ST Payments Network reaches over 30 million consumer accounts in Thailand alone

Boku streamlines & secures online transactions in Germany

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), provider of the world’s most comprehensive mobile operator identity network has launched its Verify and Authenticate solutions in Germany, with both solutions integrated with O2, Telekom Deutschland, and Vodafone. Now, 120 million…

Boku launches M1ST, the world’s largest mobile payments network

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) today announced the launch of the M1ST (aka Mobile First), the world’s largest mobile payments network. The M1ST Payments Network features an unrivalled 330+ mobile payment methods, including mobile wallets, direct carrier billing, an…

Boku launches global mobile payments network

Carrier billing outfit Boku has secured $13.7 million has unveiled what it claims is the world's largest mobile payments network, reaching 5.7 billion payment accounts in 90 countries.

Over half the world’s population will use mobile wallets by 2025, says Boku study

More than one in two people will use a mobile wallet by 2025, as cash is increasingly displaced, finds a study from mobile payments company, Boku. This equates to an increase of 2.7 to 4.8 billion wallets in use globally in the next four years.
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Boku Blogs

Boku:  Bigger Bandwidth, Better Business

Boku CEO, Jon Prideaux, recently spoke at the 2020 Date Summit in Taiwan.  In this presentation, he discusses history and trends that have shaped mobile payments into the industry it is today. From Archilochus to 5G, Jon touches on milestones and pitfalls (plus the impact of Covid-19), with a …

Boku Interim Report and Accounts – 30 June 2020

Boku CEO, Jon Prideaux, discusses the Boku Interim Report and Accounts for the half year ended 30 June 2020. https://wp-boku-2020.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/media/2020/09/15144150/Boku_Interim_Report_and_Accounts_30June2020.mp4 Read full post The post Boku Interim Report a…

DAZN Announces More Ways to Watch and Pay for the Best Live Sport in Japan

DAZN has also rolled-out ‘Direct Carrier Billing’ with Japan’s leading telecommunication companies KDDI and Softbank. Subscribers of Softbank, Y!Mobile, au, UQ Mobile can now register quickly and easily by paying for DAZN on their mobile phone bill. Find out more. Read full post The post DAZN Annou…

Carrier Billing’s Coming Renaissance

Traditional carrier billing allows consumers to make one-off purchases that telcos would add to a customer’s phone bill. But today, telcos and digital service providers are increasingly bundling digital goods directly into a consumer’s telecom subscription. An example that U.S. consumers will be mos…

Jon Prideaux Discusses Fortumo Acquisition

Boku is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Fortumo Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries  in a transaction valued at a maximum enterprise value of $41 million. The Acquisition is a significant step in Boku’s global Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) growth strategy, bringi…

New data on account takeover is concerning. Our industry needs to take action.

Adam Lee, Chief Product Officer at Boku, reviews the latest data on Account Takeover (ATO) fraud in the United States and calls on those involved in online commerce to take action. The latest data to emerge on rising ATO fraud in the US should be of real concern to anyone engaged in online commerce.…
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Boku Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Boku founded?

    Boku was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Boku key executives?

    Boku's key executives are Jon Prideaux, Keith Butcher and Adam Lee.

  • How many employees does Boku have?

    Boku has 214 employees.

  • What is Boku revenue?

    Latest Boku annual revenue is £5.9 m.

  • What is Boku revenue per employee?

    Latest Boku revenue per employee is £27.4 k.

  • Who are Boku competitors?

    Competitors of Boku include Flutterwave, Atom Bank and PayByPhone.

  • Where is Boku headquarters?

    Boku headquarters is located at 735 Battery St, San Francisco.

  • Where are Boku offices?

    Boku has offices in San Francisco, São Paulo, Beijing, Tartu and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does Boku have?

    Boku has 16 offices.