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Building the tools for connectivity to bring Africans online for free, securing over 250,000 users of its public WiFi platform in just a few months.

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Erik Hersman

CEO, Co-Founder at BRCK

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Based in Nairobi, BRCK builds the tools for connectivity to bring frontier markets online for free. Their Moja (free public WiFi) platform was launched in June 2018 and already has more than 250,000 users in both Kenya and Rwanda. BRCK is the only company in East Africa that has a full stack of engineering for products, as well as in-house design, user experience, and product management. Since 2013, the company has created the original BRCK v1, the Kio Kit for education, the SupaBRCK for enterprise connectivity, computation, and storage, and the PicoBRCK for rugged IoT needs. Besides designing circuit boards and ruggedized cases, the team also writes the firmware, operating systems, and cloud stack of software that allows all of its devices to be remotely managed. The solutions fit local infrastructure needs where electricity and internet connections are problematic in both urban and rural areas, and is on the cutting edge of frontier market technology needs for connectivity. In 2019, BRCK acquired Surf, another internet provider, becoming the largest public WiFi network in sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently Operating in Nine Countries

Press Mentions

June 6, 2019

The Next Big Phones Could Bring a Billion People Online

February 15, 2019

Kenya's BRCK Acquires Surf To Become The Biggest Public WiFi Network In Sub-Saharan Africa

November 12, 2019

Kenyan Public WiFi Sensation BRCK Launches In South Africa

August 19, 2019

Fortune’s 2019 Change the World List: Companies to Watch

August 2, 2019

Startups BRCK and Swvl partner on free Wi-Fi for Kenyan ride-hail buses – TechCrunch

March 6, 2019

Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion

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