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.