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BRCK is an integrated hardware and software company that designs and engineers a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. The Company aims to provide the last mile of internet connectivity as seamless for someone living in Africa as it is in Europe or the US. BRCK is the only company in East Africa that has a full stack of engineering for products: electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, firmware and OS software teams, as well as full-stack cloud engineers. 

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQNairobi, KE
Websitebrck.com

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)87(+3%)

Key People/Management at BRCK

Erik Hersman

Erik Hersman

CEO
Reg Orton

Reg Orton

CTO
Philip Walton

Philip Walton

COO
Nivi Sharma

Nivi Sharma

Managing Director
Angie Muigai

Angie Muigai

Director of Product
Reid Arensen

Reid Arensen

Director of Operations
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BRCK Office Locations

BRCK has an office in Nairobi
Nairobi, KE (HQ)
George Padmore Ln
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BRCK Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2013

BRCK total Funding

$4.2 m

BRCK latest funding size

$3 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

BRCK investors

BRCK's latest funding round in January 2016 was reported to be $3 m. In total, BRCK has raised $4.2 m
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BRCK Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
EveryLayerMarch 06, 2019

BRCK Online and Social Media Presence

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BRCK News and Updates

Kenyan Public WiFi Sensation BRCK Launches In South Africa

Internet provider BRCK is launching its free internet service in South Africa, having expanded this year to become the largest supplier of public WiFi in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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

Kenyan  communications hardware company BRCK acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed amount in February. Based in Nairobi, Surf is a hotspot service provider aimed at offering affordable internet to lower income …

Kenya Wi-Fi Company BRCK Buys Rival Surf for Expansion

Kenya Wi-Fi Company BRCK Buys Rival Surf for Expansion

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

BRCK, the remarkable Kenyan company bringing internet access to East Africa, has acquired Surf, another internet provider, to become the largest public WiFi network in Sub-Saharan Africa.

BRCK Blogs

Moja is Coming to South Africa

Kilimanjaro rises through the cotton clouds, spread like a skirt around it. I don’t often get this view as most of my flights go West or North from Nairobi. This time I do though as I head to South Africa for the annual trek to AfricaCom, that gathering of all things established telecom and a ... re…

Building For Our Markets: Operating Within Our Constraints

I recently attended a workshop titled “The Curse of the Kenyan Startup.” It examined the challenges faced by new companies in Africa, especially in Kenya.  The chair and panelists focused on discussing the reasons that keep Kenyan startups from attaining global reach. These included (1) lack of fund…

Providing Connectivity: My LTE Tour of Kenya

Providing connectivity in remote regions of Kenya is challenging. I would know. After staying in Dadaab Refugee Camp for well over six years, providing access to the internet to refugees and humanitarian workers, I imagined I had experienced the toughest connectivity scenario possible. Well, that wa…

Introducing BRCK Labs

BRCK has always been committed to innovating in emerging markets. Regardless of what we’ve accomplished in the past, we aren’t going to be complacent about the future. And BRCK Labs is how we plan on ensuring that.  At BRCK, we understand that the technology paradigms that work in other parts of the…

The Lewa Marathon: My Experience

Camping, outdoor fun, and keeping fit are part of an undocumented culture within BRCK. You see, more than half our team is always very excited when there is an outdoor activity. The Lewa Marathon is a significant activity on our calendar and BRCK has taken part for the past four years. This experien…

PERSONAS

WHAT ARE PERSONAS Personas are fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns among your real and potential customers. Personas should be informed by research, ideally qualitative and quantitative.Personas should be used as a tool to summari…
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BRCK Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BRCK founded?

    BRCK was founded in 2013.

  • Who are BRCK key executives?

    BRCK's key executives are Erik Hersman, Reg Orton and Philip Walton.

  • How many employees does BRCK have?

    BRCK has 87 employees.

  • Who are BRCK competitors?

    Competitors of BRCK include MulteFire Alliance, Lekha Wireless Solutions and Fastah.

  • Where is BRCK headquarters?

    BRCK headquarters is located at George Padmore Ln, Nairobi.

  • Where are BRCK offices?

    BRCK has an office in Nairobi.

  • How many offices does BRCK have?

    BRCK has 1 office.