Boku Expands Global Footprint With New Offices in Asia

Boku Expands Global Footprint With New Offices in Asia

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boku, Inc., the global leader in carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments, announced today the opening of three new offices across the Asia Pacific region. The new offices are located in Singapore, Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan, with plans for more offices in the region in the coming years.

"Mobile payments have a clear benefit in enabling online commerce in areas with large numbers of unbanked consumers and significant mobile phone penetration, both of which are true in many countries in the Asia Pacific region." Said Jon Prideaux, Chief Business Officer at Boku, "By opening these new offices, we are well positioned as a company to continue to grow our network of merchants and carriers as well as better serve our existing merchant partners and carrier partners in the region. We intend to significantly ramp up our investment in the region in the coming years."

Boku's direct carrier billing technology allows consumers to purchase a wide variety of digital goods and services using only their mobile phone number. Customers simply enter their phone number to checkout, and respond via SMS to confirm the payment; the charge appears on their wireless bill. Merchants accepting Boku® direct billing services benefit from this direct connection with a higher conversion rate when compared to credit cards and access to more paying customers.

About Boku:

Boku, the leading carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants, and carriers alike. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, Boku reaches nearly 4 billion consumers worldwide, across 68 different countries. Boku partners with global merchants including Facebook, Sony, and Electronic Arts. Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists fund Boku including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and NEA.

For more information visit:

For Boku, Inc. in the United States
Kevin Brown
For Boku, Inc. in Europe
Sami McCabe, +44 (0) 20 7100 1333

KEYWORDS:   Australia  Asia Pacific  Australia/Oceania  Singapore  Japan


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