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Cloudflare

A web performance and security company providing services for the protection and acceleration of websites online.

Cloudflare is a web performance and security company providing services for the protection and acceleration of websites online that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded din 2009 by Lee Holloway, Matthew Prince, and Michelle Zatlyn.

Funding
Series A

On November 25, 2009 Cloudflare completed their series A funding round with $2.1 million in funding from Venrock and Pelion Venture Partners.

Series B

On July 12, 2011 Cloudflare completed their series B funding round with $20 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates (lead investor), Venrock, and Pelion Venture Partners.

Series C

On December 17, 2013 Cloudflare completed their series C funding round with $50 million in funding from Union Square Ventures (lead investor), Venrock, Pelion Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Greenspring Associates.

Series D

On September 22, 2015 Cloudflare completed their series D funding round with $110 million in funding from Fidelity (lead investor), Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Microsoft Accelerator, Greenspring Associates, CapitalG, and Baidu.

Sereis E

On March 12, 2019 Cloudflare completed their series E funding round with $150 million in funding from Franklin Templeton Investments.

Timeline

January 22, 2021
Cloudflare releases a tool that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, equitable and transparent digital queue.
December 7, 2020
Cloudflare launches a new set of features called the Data Localization Suite.
July 27, 2020
Cloudflare announces the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda.

July 31, 2019
Cloudflare announces intention to IPO in September 2019.
April 2019
Cloudflare launches a security and speed-focused mobile VPN called Warp.
March 2019
Cloudflare raises a $150,000,000 series E round from Franklin Templeton Investments.
September 22, 2015
Cloudflare raises a $110,000,000 series D round from Baidu, CapitalG, Fidelity Investments, Qualcomm Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Venrock.
December 17, 2013
Cloudflare raises a $50,000,000 series C round from Greenspring Associates, New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures and Venrock.
July 12, 2011
Cloudflare raises a $20,000,000 series B round from New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners and Venrock.
November 25, 2009
Cloudflare raises a $2,050,000 series A round from Pelion Venture Partners and Venrock.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Lee Holloway

Co-Founder, Lead Engineer

Adarsh Seetharam

Employee

Alan Braithwaite

Employee

Andrea Ruggieri

Employee

Ben Dahl

Investor

Brett Thomas

Employee

Brian Harring

Employee

Brittany AB Fritsch

Employee

Carl Ledbetter

Investor

Dan Hollinger

Employee

Daniel Carrillo

Employee

Dave Koston

Employee

David Zakur

Employee

Dragos Bogdan

Employee

Gregory Allen

Employee

Ivan Babrou

Employee

Jacob Vincent

Employee

Jaime Cochran

Employee

Jason Tanner

Employee

Jeremy Teale

Employee

Jerome Fleury

Employee

Jimmy Yuen Ho Wong

Employee

Joe Mocquant

Employee

John Roberts

Employee

John Wineman

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

CloudFlare floats $2.05M equity round to strengthen web site security

Camille Ricketts

Web

November 25, 2009

CloudFlare Reveals $50M Round From Union Square Ventures

Jordan Crook

Web

December 17, 2013

The Ultimate Guide To Cloudflare CDN. Understanding Reports

Shubham Chaudhary

Web

December 12, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Lindsay Clark
September 1, 2021
go.theregister.com
Hold onto your hats, tinfoil brigade!
August 21, 2021
Moneycontrol
Twitter has not removed Taliban accounts and the group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, has more than 300,000 followers there.
Stephanie Chalmers
August 11, 2021
www.abc.net.au
It may seem strange for a business to hope you've never heard of it, but that's exactly what content delivery network providers would like. Recent high-profile outages of news sites and bank apps have highlighted how reliant we are on these networks.
Matt Dupuy
June 23, 2021
go.theregister.com
Boffins looking for changes to cephalopods' symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria on ISS
Richard Speed
June 23, 2021
go.theregister.com
Next up, the rocket stage to send mannequin to the Moon
Alex Scroxton
June 22, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
New security integrations with Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Splunk, Datadog and Sumo Logic will supposedly make it easier for users to analyse network security data
Clare Duffy, CNN Business
June 9, 2021
CNN
A giant chunk of the internet briefly broke on Tuesday because of an outage at a company most people have probably never heard of before.
Alex Hern Technology editor
June 8, 2021
the Guardian
Technical problem traced to network run by Fastly brings some sites down entirely
Aditya Saroha
May 24, 2021
The Hindu
CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, a way for online services to separate humans from bots.
Matthew Hughes
May 21, 2021
go.theregister.com
Never mind the Clacton-on-Sea pier. They've got £600k to build power plant butlers
Richard Speed
May 21, 2021
go.theregister.com
Surrey Satellite and Airbus to ponder a fleet of Moonlight satellites
Andrew Heinzman
May 17, 2021
www.reviewgeek.com
Popular CDN and DNS service provider Cloudflare wants to put an end to CAPTCHAs, claiming that humanity wastes 500 hours staring at the annoying "prove you're not a robot" tests every day. And while the company's proposed replacement isn't exactly perfect, it's a step in the right direction that could lay the groundwork for future authentication standards.
May 16, 2021
HT Tech
The company says it will save 500 human years that are wasted every single day by a total of 4.6 billion Internet users, while people "prove their humanity".
Connie Loizos
April 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Nearly four years ago, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and performance company, and Blackbird Technologies, a firm that quickly amassed dozens of patents, then began using them to file dozens of patent infringement lawsuits against companies, including Cloudflare. The suit was typical in every way, except how Cloudflare responded to [...]
Isabelle Kirkwood
April 21, 2021
BetaKit
Two global companies, e-commerce firm Wayfair and software company Cloudflare, have announced plans to open new offices in Toronto.
Belle Lin
April 10, 2021
Business Insider
With cloud security set to boom this year, these are the top security companies built on AWS -- but many are working with Google and Microsoft too.
Lily Hay Newman
March 23, 2021
Wired
Cloudflare says it's possible to build a version of the notoriously slow and buggy tool without compromising on speed.
Bloomberg
March 10, 2021
@bsindia
Hackers gained access through a Super Admin account, allowing them to peer into the cameras
Dan Goodin
March 10, 2021
Ars Technica
Cloud-based camera service Verkada exposed hardcoded password--and its customers.
Darrell Etherington
January 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Web infrastructure company Cloudflare is releasing a new tool today that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, equitable and transparent digital queue - completely free of charge. The company's 'Project Fair Shot' initiative will make its new Cloudflare Waiting Room [...]
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