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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 safe and secure payment instrument. Its bank-grade payments technology allows consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone bill.
TypePrivate
Founded2009
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websiteboku.com
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)258
Job Openings37
Revenue (FY, 2018)£5.9 M(+71%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Boku

Mark Britto

Mark Britto

Non-Executive Chairman
Jon Prideaux

Jon Prideaux

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Keith Butcher

Keith Butcher

Chief Financial Officer & Director
Richard Lawrence Hargreaves

Richard Lawrence Hargreaves

Independent Non-Executive Director
Stewart Roberts

Stewart Roberts

Independent Non-Executive Director
Adam Lee

Adam Lee

Chief Product Officer
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Boku Office Locations

Boku has offices in San Francisco, London, São Paulo, Beijing and in 8 other locations
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
735 Battery St
London, GB (HQ)
2 Boundary Row
München, DE
Leopoldstraße 8-10
Mumbai, IN
New Link Rd
London, GB
2nd floor, 9 Orange St, West End
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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

5 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
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
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Boku Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Danal$68 m

Boku Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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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 completes first mobile operator integration to Google Standard Payments with Kcell

LONDON, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions, and Kcell, the largest mobile operator in Kazakhstan, have announced the launch of the first-ever mobile operator integration into the new Google Standard Payment…

Boku Partners with French carriers to launch mobile identity services in France

LONDON, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions, and French mobile services providers SFR, Orange and Bouygues Telecom, today announced that they have signed a partnership to launch mobile identity products ai…

Boku completes mobile payment coverage for DAZN in Japan with the launch of NTT Docomo

LONDON, March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions and DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform, today announced the launch of mobile payments for NTT Docomo. For 80 million NTT Docomo subscribers, they…

Global Data Consortium Partners with Boku to Bring Mobile Network Data to Compliant Customer Onboarding

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions, and Global Data Consortium (GDC), the industry leader in electronic identity verification, announced a new partnership today to streamline AML and KYC compliant …

Boku Launches Direct Carrier Billing with Microsoft and Vodafone in Three European Markets

LONDON, Dec. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions is pleased to announce the launch of direct carrier billing payment services to Microsoft platform users and Vodafone subscribers in the United Kingdom, the Nethe…

ENACOMM Further Enhances Fraud Protection for Financial Institution and Credit Processor Customers Through New Boku Partnership

ENACOMM to integrate Boku verification of device ownership, possession into Fraud Control Module, enabling dynamic interaction channel behavior that thwarts suspected fraudsters
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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 2009.

  • Who are Boku key executives?

    Boku's key executives are Mark Britto, Jon Prideaux and Keith Butcher.

  • How many employees does Boku have?

    Boku has 258 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 £22.8 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, London, São Paulo, Beijing and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Boku have?

    Boku has 13 offices.