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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
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)42(-12%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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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

6 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

Company NameDateDeal Size
EveryLayerMarch 06, 2019

BRCK Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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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

How can Creatives in Mathare Monetize their Art?

By Nivi Sharma and Loyce Chole Beneath its ruggedly harsh exterior, Mathare Valley boasts  a vibrant and creative pool of young talent. Using basic tools like smartphones, these dancers, musicians, actors and comedians create and post  content on social media hoping to become famous. They understand…

How Creatives in Mathare are Monetizing their Art on Moja

Beneath its ruggedly harsh exterior, Mathare Valley boasts  a vibrant and creative pool of young talent. Using basic tools like smartphones, these dancers, musicians, actors and comedians create and post  content on social media hoping to become famous. They understand that with fame comes an opport…

Digitizing Mathare Valley With Africa’s Largest Mesh Network

By Nivi Sharma & Loyce Chole Mathare Valley is one of the oldest, poorest, most densely populated slums in the world. Despite having over 60,000 people living per km2 (in contrast to the national average of 82 persons per km2), many people in Kenya are not aware of the poor living conditions in …

5 Business Lessons from Riding a Motorcycle in Nairobi

I got my first motorcycle when I was 16 and started to ride the streets of Nairobi.  Fortunately, we had fewer cars on the road back in the early ‘90s. I started to understand the way to see and think when dealing with the odd assortment of experiences you face on Kenyan streets.  Today, I ... read …

Future Thinking in a Time of Chaos

Future thinking is a challenging exercise even in the most stable of times.  What is going to be important to society in 10 years? Imagine being the gig-economy visioneers like Uber and Airbnb getting sneered at back in 2010.  On the scary side, think of what it must be like to be an oil-dependent e…

Working in the Field During Coronavirus

BRCK’s field team plays an essential role in keeping Moja WiFi up and running and our customers happy and online. On most days, we’re spread out across different cities and towns, providing maintenance to our equipment in matatus and at fixed sites. We are continuously problem solving as unexpected …
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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 42 employees.

  • Who are BRCK competitors?

    Competitors of BRCK include O2, Mobile Price Card and Sensoro.

  • 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.