BRCK

Why we Invested

Invested Development, an early stage impact investor, led the round for the Nairobi-based technology startup. Invested Development, Omvestments, Urban.us, Cheryl Heller and Gary Scheft of CommonWise LLC, Synergy Growth, and other investors were attracted to this opportunity because of the cross-sector impact it will have in Africa and beyond. World Bank data shows that for every 10% increase in broadband penetration there can be as much as 1.4% GDP growth. Currently, only 24% of people in the developing world are connected to the Internet and even then, the connection is often unreliable.

About Client

BRCK is an integrated hardware and software company based in Nairobi, Kenya 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. BRCK’s vision is a world connected, where the last-mile of internet connectivity is as seamless for someone living in Africa as it is in Europe or the US.

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About Client

BRCK is an integrated hardware and software company based in Nairobi, Kenya 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. BRCK’s vision is a world connected, where the last-mile of internet connectivity is as seamless for someone living in Africa as it is in Europe or the US.

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Industry Information and communication technology
Sector Last-mile connectivity devices
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Founders Erik Hersman, Philip Walton, and Reg Orton

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Who's got us Talking

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    5 years at @BRCKnet and what we’ve learned on the way to building an onramp for Africa’s internet users: https://t.co/VIgmf5AMrg
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    4 days ago
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    RT @guijti: @Mark_Kamau energising audience linking digital economy potential with realities of people who must pay to survive today and ca…
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    1 week ago
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    Happy to make @TIME’s list of 50 Genius Companies for 2018 - https://t.co/zY253b2CCp
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    2 weeks ago