Brave is a free and open-source privacy focused web browser for desktop and mobile based on the Chromium web browser and Blink engine.  It is developed by Brave Software which was founded by Brendan Eich and Brian Bondy.  Brendan Eich was the co-founder of the Mozilla project and creator of the JavaScript programming language and Brian Bondy previously worked full time on Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Brave claims to block website trackers and remove intrusive Internet advertisements. It also claims to improve online privacy by sharing less data with advertising customers.  According to metrics shared by Brave, the desktop version of the browser offers a 40 to 60 percent speed increase, and a 2x to 4x speed increase on mobile devices.

In 2016 Brave Software raised $4.5 million in seed round investment from leading venture capital firms and angel investors for platform development and growth bringing the total amount of funding to date for Brave browser development to $7 million with previous angel funding from private investors.

As of June 2017, Brave browser for Desktop and Laptop computers running Windows, macOS and Linux is currently at version 0; both Brave Android browser and Brave iOS browser are at version 1.

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