BOKU is a mobile online payments company. Boku aims to create a frictionless payment system allowing a mobile phone number to be used as a safe and secure payment instrument. Its bank-grade payments technology allows consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone bill.
HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)161 (est)
Boku was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Boku

Jon Prideaux

Jon Prideaux

Paul McGuire

Paul McGuire

Adam Lee

Adam Lee

Chief Revenue Officer
Stuart Neal

Stuart Neal

Advisory Board Member
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Boku Office Locations

Boku has offices in Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, São Paulo and in 8 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
2 Boundary Row
San Francisco, US (HQ)
735 Battery St
München, DE
Leopoldstraße 8-10
Mumbai, IN
205 Cosmos Plaza DN Nagar Muncipal School Rd
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Boku Financials and Metrics

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Boku total Funding

$86.8 m

Boku latest funding size

$13.75 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Boku investors

Boku's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $13.8 m. In total, Boku has raised $86.8 m. Boku's latest valuation is reported to be $172 m.
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Boku Revenue

Boku's revenue was reported to be £3.44 m in FY, 2017

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48.1 x
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Boku Operating Metrics

Boku's Users was reported to be 3.2 b in Nov, 2017.
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3.20 b
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Boku Online and Social Media Presence

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Boku News and Updates

Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) Market Sales Revenue and Emerging technology | Analysis by Leading Players: NTT DoCoMo, Bango, Boku, Singtel, Swisscom, T-Mobile, Fortumo

Direct Carrier Billing Market Research Report, By Component (Hardware, Software & Services), Authentication (Single-Factor Authentication and Two Factor Authentication), Type (MO Base Window), Platform (Android), and By Feature - Forecast till 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter…

Staying afloat: What the string of shelved IPOs means for investors

It takes a brave business leader to list their company on a public stock exchange, and while the success of an IPO is largely based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals, it’s also a delicate act of timing. This month, we’ve seen a string of British companies shelve their plans to float, includin…
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Boku Blogs

BRR Interview – Interim Results

Jon Prideaux, CEO of Boku, the world’s leading independent direct carrier billing company, talks us through the Company’s 2018 Interim Results. The post BRR Interview – Interim Results appeared first on BOKU Inc (LON:BOKU).

Edison Executive Interview

In this video, CFO Stuart Neal discusses the highlights of the interim results and how the company expects to balance growth and profitability in the future. CEO Jon Prideaux goes on to provide an overview of how the company’s relationships with merchants are progressing, before describing some of t…

BRR Interview – Trading Update

Jon Prideaux, CEO of Boku, the world’s leading independent direct carrier billing company, talks us through the Company’s most recent Trading Update. The post BRR Interview – Trading Update appeared first on BOKU Inc (LON:BOKU).

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