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April 18, 2015 8:38 AM ET

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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



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.

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