Cloudflare

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

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 CapitalG, Fidelity Investments, Venrock, Baidu, Qualcomm Ventures and Union Square Ventures.

December 17, 2013

Cloudflare raises a $50,000,000 series C round from New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Venrock, Greenspring Associates and Union Square Ventures.

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

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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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Date
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Description
June 15, 2020
Drug Target Review
Research indicates COVID-19 could trigger diabetes in healthy people, prompting experts to establish a registry for COVID-19 and diabetes data.
Tom Simonite
June 1, 2020
Wired
Mayhem emerged from a 2016 government-sponsored contest at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Now it's used by the military--and Netflix.
Andy Greenberg
May 19, 2020
Wired
Firms like Google and Cloudflare raced to prevent an amplification attack that threatened to take down large portions of the internet with just a few hundred devices.
Sandra Upson
April 15, 2020
Wired
Lee Holloway programmed internet security firm Cloudflare into being. But then he became apathetic, distant, and unpredictable--for a long time, no one could make sense of it.
Natasha Mascarenhas
April 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Internet security company Cloudflare has pledged to double its Summer 2020 internship class, and make the entire program remote if necessary, in response to cancellations of internships programs across the country due to COVID-19. Yelp, Funding Circle, StubHub and other companies have terminated their internship programs and hiring, citing the uncertainty of COVID-19's impact on [...]
Eric Hamilton
February 25, 2020
TechSpot
Cloudflare has been overhauling its servers lately and an upgrade from Intel's Skylake-SP and Cascade Lake-SP Xeons were in order; or, as Cloudflare puts it, Intel not inside. In migrating from the company's previous G9 servers, Cloudflare states it was...
Zack Whittaker
January 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Network security giant Cloudflare said it will provide its free security tools and services to U.S. political campaigns, as part of its efforts to secure upcoming elections against cyberattacks and election interference. The company said its new Cloudflare for Campaigns offering will include distributed denial-of-service attack mitigation, load balancing for campaign websites, a website firewall, [...]
Leslie Hitchcock-Stone
December 4, 2019
TechCrunch
Synchronize your watches, dust off your passports and pack your bags, startuppers. Disrupt Berlin 2019 kicks off in just seven short days. Thousands of you -- representing more than 50 countries -- will arrive in Berlin ready to learn, exhibit, compete and network for two action-packed days. Good news for professional procrastinators and last-minute decisions [...]
Lily Hay Newman
November 8, 2019
Wired
At WIRED25 the internet infrastructure chief talks about doing the hard calculus of pulling support from controversial sites--and why that'll happen again.
Connie Loizos
November 6, 2019
TechCrunch
In the summer of 2017, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and content delivery network, and two attorneys who'd previously litigated intellectual property cases on behalf of some of the largest tech companies. Unfortunately for Cloudflare, among others, the attorneys' move had been to form Blackbird Technologies, a Boston- [...]
Lily Hay Newman
October 9, 2019
Wired
The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.
Isaiah Mayersen
September 28, 2019
TechSpot
Cloudflare is almost as vital to the internet as HTTP itself, providing protection from DDoS and other forms of attacks to a significant part of the internet. Now, their customers can toggle on HTTP/3 support from their dashboard, and any...
Lily Hay Newman
September 25, 2019
Wired
When the company first launched the Warp VPN, "all hell broke loose," its CEO says. After a few months of tinkering, Cloudflare wants a do-over.
Zack Whittaker
September 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Cloudflare is ratcheting up its fight against bots with a new "fight mode," which it says will frustrate and disincentivize bot operators from their malicious activity. Bots are notorious for scraping websites and abusing developer access to download gobs of user data. All too often bots try to game the system by scraping concert or [...]
Connie Loizos
September 13, 2019
TechCrunch
Shares of Cloudflare rose 20% in its first day of trading today on the public market, opening trading at $18 after it priced its IPO at $15 a share on Thursday and holding steady through the day. Put another way, the performance of the nine-year-old company -- which provides cloud-based network services to enterprises -- was [...]
Connie Loizos
August 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Not every co-founder is acknowledged at the companies that they help to launch. Sometimes, they quit or they're elbowed out. Often, they're conveniently written out of the company's history. In the case of Cloudflare, a third co-founder who began the company with its higher-profile CEO, Matthew Prince, and its COO, Michelle Zatlyn, is little known [...]
Dave Lee
August 5, 2019
BBC News
The hate-filled site used by mass shooting suspects becomes inaccessible after security is pulled.
BBC News
July 2, 2019
BBC News
The security firm suffered a problem of its own that caused clients' websites to become inaccessible.
Catherine Shu
October 24, 2018
TechCrunch
Cloudflare is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering with a potential valuation of more than $3.5 billion. According to Reuters, the IPO would take place in the first half of 2019 and be led by Goldman Sachs. This year is expected to be a strong one for cybersecurity stock debuts, thanks in part to [...]

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