A San Francisco start-up, Boku Inc., said Tuesday that it has launched a mobile payment service and acquired the mobile payment company Paymo Inc. and the Mobillcash platform developed by Vidicom Ltd.

Boku said its goal is to provide "bank-grade payments technology" to mobile device users.

"Our vision is to provide a new industry standard for mobile payments, bringing ease, accessibility and security to the market," Mark Britto, Boku's chief executive, said in a press release.

Boku also said it has raised $13 million in venture funding led by Benchmark Capital of Menlo Park, Calif., with participation from Index Ventures of Geneva and Khosla Ventures LLC of Menlo Park.

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