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TypePrivate
Founded2009
HQSan Francisco, US
Websiteboku.com
Employee Ratings3.4
Culture scoreC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2020)219(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£5.9 M(+71%)

Key People/Management at Boku

Mark Britto

Mark Britto

Non-Executive Chairman
Keith Butcher

Keith Butcher

Chief Financial Officer & Director
Adam Lee

Adam Lee

Chief Product Officer
Mark Stannard

Mark Stannard

Chief Business Officer - Payments
Michael Cahill

Michael Cahill

Chief Operating Officer
Stuart Neal

Stuart Neal

Chief Business Officer - Identity
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Boku Office Locations

Boku has offices in San Francisco, London, San Jose, São Paulo and in 9 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
735 Battery St, San Francisco
London, GB (HQ)
2 Boundary Row
San Jose, US
2833 Junction Ave #202
München, DE
Leopoldstraße 8-10
Mumbai, IN
New Link Rd
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Boku Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2009

Boku total Funding

$86.8 m

Boku latest funding size

$13.75 m

Time since last funding

4 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 £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 valuation

172.0m

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

1.9m

EV

187.9m
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
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBIT

393.7 x

Revenue/Employee

36.6k

Debt/Equity

9.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.9 x

Financial Leverage

11.1 x
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Boku Operating Metrics

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

Users

3.20 b
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Boku Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Danal$68 m

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

Mobile payments platform Boku says gaining from coronavirus shut-ins

U.S.-based online payments provider Boku said on Tuesday it appeared to be benefiting from people staying at home in the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak.

Boku Inc. Partners With AWA Co. LTD.

Leading Japanese music streaming platform enlists mobile carrier commerce company to grow subscriber base across desktop and mobile devices Leading Japanese music streaming platform enlists mobile carrier commerce company to grow subscriber base across desktop and mobile devices

Boku Identity, Deep Labs, and TeleMessage Join NICE Actimizes X-Sight Marketplace, the Industrys First Financial Crime Management Ecosystem

Partnering with the X-Sight Marketplace, three breakthrough technology firms offer capabilities in identity verification, and mobile messaging and archiving.read more

Digital Content Business Models Global Market 2019-2025: Bango, Centili, Boku, DIMOCO, Digital Turbine, Fortumo

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish New Market Research Report On -“Digital Content Business Models Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2019 - 2025” Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Boku buys authentication outfit Danal

Danal, Inc., today announced Boku (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading independent direct carrier billin...

Boku Inc acquires Danal Inc for $112 Million consideration

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Danal, Inc., today announced Boku (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading independent direct carrier billing company, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Danal, Inc for a total consideration of $112 Million plus warrants…
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Boku Blogs

More Time at Home = More Demand for Home Entertainment

Here is an update on the impact of Government social distancing measures on the demand for home entertainment services delivered by our Merchants. The charts below typically look at new user data comparing February, when the restrictions primarily affected a few countries in Asia, and March, when th…

Why Digital Identity Needs A New Normal – Now

In a world where many more people are logging on en masse to play games, shop, stream and work, the ability to make sure everyone is who they say they are — and are doing things they are authorized to do — becomes critically important. Read more. Read full post The post Why Digital Identity Needs A…

Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on the We outside Boku not the Me

It may seem like an unusual time to talk about gratitude, but it is at times like these that showing others our gratitude for the things they do to help us, is most important. When this is all over, we’ll remember the people who thought of others rather than themselves.. As lockdowns extend and tigh…

Analyst Presentation – Full Year Results 2019

Boku’s Full Year Results 2019 analyst presentation with Jon Prideaux, CEO, and Keith Butcher, CFO. Read full post The post Analyst Presentation – Full Year Results 2019 appeared first on Boku Inc..

Boku CEO, Jon Prideaux, Talks Increased Volume and Trends

Boku Inc. CEO, Jon Prideaux, joins DirectorsTalk to discuss results for the year ended 31st December 2019. Jon explains the trends he is seeing during the impact of COVID-19, talks us through the highlights of 2019 and what we can look forward to during 2020. Read full post …

Edison Interview – Full Year Results 2019

In this audio interview, Jon Prideaux, Boku’s CEO, discusses highlights from the 2019 results including the impact of Covid-19 on the company. Read full post The post Edison Interview – Full Year Results 2019 appeared first on Boku Inc..
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Boku Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Boku founded?

    Boku was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Boku key executives?

    Boku's key executives are Mark Britto, Keith Butcher and Adam Lee.

  • How many employees does Boku have?

    Boku has 219 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 £26.8 k.

  • Who are Boku competitors?

    Competitors of Boku include PayFast, Klarna and Gane.

  • Where is Boku headquarters?

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

  • Where are Boku offices?

    Boku has offices in San Francisco, London, San Jose, São Paulo and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Boku have?

    Boku has 13 offices.