Brendan Eich

Founder & CEO, Brave
Brendan Eich

Since May 2015, Brendan Eich has been the founder and CEO of Brave, an open-source web browser built on the Chromium browser which focuses on user privacy. In 2017 Brave announced a new blockchain-based digital advertising platform using an Ethereum-based unit of exchange called the Basic Attention Token (BAT).

Eich is the creator of JavaScript, which he invented in 1995 while working on the Navigator browser at Netscape (later acquired by AOL).

In 1998, with Netscape colleague Mitchell Baker, Eich co-founded the Mozilla project, with the aim of managing open-source contributions to the Netscape source code. Eich later became Chief Technology Officer and eventually Chief Executive Officer of Mozilla corporation, and was instrumental in the launch of the Firefox browser in 2004.

Eich holds a BSc in Math and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.