Telecommunications Company

BOKU

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Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $73,000,000
Funding Commitments $0
Funding Remaining
Funding Type Equity
Pre-Money Valuation
Investor Ownership
Interest / Dividend
Previous Funding

Company Overview


BOKU is a mobile online payments company. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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Business Summary


Company Age 13 years, 4 months
Employees 14
Sub-Industry Wireless Communications Services
Prior Year Revenue
Current Year Revenue
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Products/Services


Paymo

1-Tap Mobile Billing

Management


Mark Britto
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Britto

With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, sales and financial services executive, Mark Britto is responsible for making BOKU the leading mobile payments platform.

Mark joins BOKU after six years as the CEO of Ingenio, a service marketplace and performance advertising company, which he led to a 2007 acquisition by AT&T.

Prior to Ingenio, Mark spent 4 years as SVP of worldwide services and sales at Amazon.com, where he signed landmark deals with brands such as Toys R Us, Borders, Circuit City and Target.

Mark's first start-up, Accept.com, was bought by Amazon.com in 1999 and served as the primary backbone of Amazon's global payments platform.

Mark began his career in senior credit and risk management roles at leading national banks FirstUSA and Bank of America.

Kevin Harvey
Director
Kevin Harvey

Kevin is a seasoned entrepreneur with a long track record of developing innovative technologies into successful enterprises. Prior to Benchmark, Kevin was founder, president and CEO of Approach Software where he led the development of the worlds first end-user client/server database for Windows. Approach Software was purchased by Lotus Development in 1993.

Before founding Approach Software, Kevin founded Styleware and pioneered integrated software for the Apple II personal computer. Styleware was purchased by Claris Corporation where Kevins team went on to create ClarisWorks, one of the best-selling software programs for the Macintosh.

Investments: Broadbase Software, Bytemobile, Collabnet, Ingenio (acquired by AT&T), Kana (KANA), Metaweb, MySQL (acquired by Sun), oDesk, oFoto (acquired by Kodak), Proofpoint, Red Hat Software (RHAT), RemarQ Communities (acquired by Critical Path), Tellme (acquired by Microsoft), Terracotta, When.

Paul McGuire
Director
Paul McGuire

Serial Entrepreneur previously founded two leading international transaction platform businesses. Now at JustInvesting, building the online transaction platform for the next-generation of Angel investing moving venture investing online, to the benefit of Investors, Entrepreneurs and the whole economy.

Prior to JustInvesting Paul co-founded Paymo, later acquired by BOKU, and led the company to become one of the leading mobile payments platforms, available in over 50 countries.

Prior to Paymo, Paul co-founded mBlox, the world's leading mobile transaction network, where he led the company's sales and marketing organizations, guided the company's expansion into the European market, and led M&A efforts to acquire six companies. Before founding several start-ups in the telecommunications sector, Paul began his career in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Ravi Viswanathan
Director
Ravi Viswanathan

Ravi is a seasoned clean energy venture investor and strategic advisor. He joined NEA in 2004 and co-heads the firms Technology Venture Growth Equity effort and Energy Technology investment practice.

In addition to Boulder Wind Power, Ravi is on the board Braintree, Deeya Energy, Desire2Learn, Goji, Soraa, Stitcher and Suniva.

He also led or co-led NEA's investments in Availink, BloomReach, Boku, GlobalLogic, ISGN Technologies, MuleSoft and ViXS.

Prior to joining NEA, Ravi was co-head of the technology practice in the private equity group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and led direct, fund, and secondary investments in the areas of information technology and life sciences.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ravi worked for McKinsey & Company and advised clients in the software, communications, and pharmaceutical sectors on strategy, acquisitions and new business building.

Owen Van Natta
Director
Owen Van Natta

Owen Van Natta is the Executive Vice President of Business at Zynga. In this role, he is responsible for the company's revenue strategy, corporate development, international expansion, and brand. Prior to joining Zynga, Owen was consulting for the Company across a number of critical business functions. Owen is also a member of the Zynga Board of Directors.

Most recently, Van Natta served as Chief Executive Officer of MySpace where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's strategic vision and the execution of its global business initiatives. Owen joined the MySpace team after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Project Playlist, a music sharing website allowing users to search for music, create custom playlists, and share the content with friends. Prior to Project Playlist, Van Natta was the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, where he focused on revenue operations, business development, and strategic partnerships.

David Weiden
Director
David Weiden

David Weiden is a partner at [Khosla Ventures](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/khosla-ventures).

At Khosla Ventures, David has led investments including Aliph aka Jawbone, Bitfone (HPQ), iLike, RingCentral, Slide and WideOrbit. Prior personal investments and advisor relationships include Good Technology (MOT), Ingenio (T), loopt, LogMeIn, Opsware (HPQ), SmartPay and Tellme (MSFT).

Beginning in door-to-door sales in high school, David has learned the value closing the sale. One pitch led to a full-time job at McCaw Cellular, now AT&T. In the mid-1990's at Morgan Stanley he helped finance the buildout of nationwide mobile networks working with what is now T-Mobile and Verizon, and later researching the emerging Mobile Internet.

David joined Netscape in 1995 where he learned from some great leaders and managers.

Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Neal

Vice President Engineering
Rohan Marr

SVP Engineering at BOKU

Director
Daniel Rimer

Adam Lee

CPO at BOKU

Jon Prideaux

CBO at BOKU

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