Brave, which makes an alternative Chromium-based web browser, now claims to have over 15 million monthly active users.
“This May, Brave saw its monthly active users pass the 15 million mark with 15.4 million users, a growth of 50 percent since the Brave 1.0 launch this past November, and of 125 percent or 2.25 times over the past year,” the firm announced this week. “Daily active users also went up significantly, with 5.3 million users browsing with Brave on a daily basis, up from 2 million one year ago.”
Brave also touted strong growth in Brave Ads, which it says are “private by design” and have seen a 255 percent increase from 400 total ad campaigns by October 2019 to over 1500 now. Brave Ads see a 9 percent click-through-rate, Brave says, much higher than the 2 percent industry average.
The Brave web browser is available on desktop and mobile and is most notable for its significant privacy and performance advantages over Google Chrome.