Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us


April 18, 2015 8:38 AM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Boku, Inc.

Company Overview

Boku, Inc. provides direct carrier billing-based mobile payment services for consumers worldwide. It develops an accessible platform for consumers, merchants, and carriers that brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together; enables users to accept payments from anyone with a mobile phone; allows merchants to charge for user’s purchases directly to their mobile bill using their mobile number; and supports any charge on any device in offline and online, including mobile, desktop, console, and Smart TV. The company has a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom Group. Boku, Inc. was formerly known as Vidicom Holdings Inc. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in...

180 Steuart Street

P.O. Box 190725

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 2008

Phone:

415-375-3160

Key Executives for Boku, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Chairman
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Managing Director of EMEA
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Boku, Inc. Key Developments

Boku Launches Direct Carrier Billing Platform in Taiwan

Boku has launched direct carrier billing, in partnership with five operators in Taiwan, namely Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Asia Pacific Telecom, and Taiwan Star. The partnerships offer cross-platform carrier billing capabilities to over 32 million mobile subscribers in Taiwan. Customers will now be able to pay for digital goods and services using their mobile phone account, with the charges appearing on their mobile phone bill.

Boku Announces Direct Carrier Billing Partnership with 3 Hong Kong, Continuing Expansion in Asia

Boku has announced a partnership with 3 Hong Kong. Through the new partnership with Boku, 3 Hong Kong subscribers will be able to make purchases on their mobile devices using their mobile phone numbers. At checkout, users choose an item they want to purchase, enter their mobile numbers, and confirm the purchase via text. Their items are then billed to their mobile accounts.

Boku Appoints Mike Cahill as Chief Technology Officer

Boku announced that Mike Cahill accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, the company said Cahill will be responsible for managing Boku's global engineering and technical operations. He will operate out of Boku's San Francisco headquarters, lead technical teams in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Romania and provide technical guidance to Boku employees across the globe. As CTO, the company said Cahill will be responsible for managing Boku's global engineering and technical operations.

Similar Private Companies By Industry

Company Name Region
ByteGrid Holdings LLC United States
Equinance Corporation United States
emPower eLearning Solutions United States
Moogsoft Inc. United States
Packetrino Technologies United States

Recent Private Companies Transactions

Type
Date
Target
Merger/Acquisition
October 7, 2014
mopay AG
 

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup

Most Searched Private Companies

Company Name Geographic Region
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States
Bertelsmann AG Europe
NYC2012, Inc. United States
Rush University United States
Citizens Budget Commission United States

Sponsored Financial Commentaries

Sponsored Links

Report Data Issue

To contact Boku, Inc., please visit www.boku.com. Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at bwwebmaster@businessweek.com.