Thanks: small word, big impact. Briq injects small doses of recognition in employees' daily lives to make them feel - and act - like a team. Briq helps companies to develop a recognition & feedback-rich culture and turn it into their competitive advantage.

It all started at eFounders: Briq was an internal token system that we hacked as a quick way to give each other a kudos and build team spirit in the fast-paced environment of our studio. But the problem we were solving turned out to be broader, and impacted companies far and wide.

For companies to build their culture, turn it into a competitive advantage, and drive performance, they would need a simple way to trigger actions in line with that culture. Briq was first released as a Slack app to do just that. And grew from there.

Briq had long been a cornerstone of our culture at eFounders. And it rapidly became the foundation for the culture of companies around the world.

Briq started as an internal token system for eFounders and our startups. But with an increasing desire to capitalize on company culture to drive engagement and performance, Briq was launched as an independent project in 2018.

Laurent Van Basselaere, CTO

A two-time entrepreneur with a strong 10+years expertise in tech and product development, Laurent joined eFounders in 2016 before launching Briq as part of our 2018 batch of startups.

Charlène Thouard, CEO

People enthusiastic with a strong background in entrepreneurship & HR strategy, Charlène joined Briq to launch the adventure for real and bring the product to market fit.

Jérémie Sicsic, COO

With an impressive track record in B2B sales for big organizations, Jérémie was the perfect fit to complete the founding team and bring Briq to the next level.


Briq gets acquired by Swile to put employees first at scale.

Nov 17, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Briq becomes an independent eFounders project and joins the eF18 batch. Charlene Thouard, Jeremie Sicsic and Laurent Van Basselaere join as co-founders.

Jan 1, 2018 — Read more on TechCrunch

Briq is born as an internal virtual currency tool for the eFounders team to give each other kudos and show recognition.

Jan 1, 2015 — Read more on our blog