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CloudFlare is a company operating a cloud platform that delivers network services to businesses. It provides an integrated cloud-based security solution to secure a range of platforms, including public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, software-as-a-service applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Its security products comprise Cloud Firewall, Bot Management, Distributed Denial of Service, Infrastructure Protection, IoT, SSL/TLS, Secure Origin Connection, and Rate Limiting. CloudFlare also offers performance solutions, which include content delivery, intelligent routing, and a mobile software development kit, as well as content, mobile, and image optimization. In addition, it provides reliability solutions comprising load balancing, anycast network, virtual backbone, and DNS Resolver. Additionally, the company offers Consumer DNS Resolver, a consumer application to browse the Internet; and Consumer virtual private network (VPN), a VPN for consumers designed to secure and accelerate traffic on mobile devices.
TypePublic
Founded2009
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websitecloudflare.com
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)1,697(+11%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$287 M(+49%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$77.8 (-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

Key People/Management at CloudFlare

Lee Holloway

Lee Holloway

Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Michelle Zatlyn

Michelle Zatlyn

Co-Founder and COO
Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John Graham-Cumming

John Graham-Cumming

CTO
Olafur Gudmundsson

Olafur Gudmundsson

Engineering Director
Tom Lianza

Tom Lianza

Director Of Engineering
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CloudFlare Office Locations

CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, Austin, Champaign, New York and in 11 other locations
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
101 Townsend St, San Francisco
Austin, TX, US
Littlefield Building, 106 E 6th St #350
Champaign, IL, US
M2 on Neil Street, 301 N Neil St #440
New York, NY, US
251 W 30th St 16th floor
New York, NY, US
33 Irving Pl 7th floor
San Jose, CA, US
10 Almaden Blvd #200
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CloudFlare Financials and Metrics

CloudFlare Revenue

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CloudFlare's revenue was reported to be $287.02 m in FY, 2019 which is a 49% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

114.2m

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

87.2m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

76.3%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

(26.5m)

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

(21.3m)

Market capitalization (15-Jan-2021)

23.9b

Closing stock price (15-Jan-2021)

77.8

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

112.0m

EV

24.2b
CloudFlare's current market capitalization is $23.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

134.9m192.7m287.0m

Revenue growth, %

59%43%49%

Cost of goods sold

28.8m43.5m63.4m

Gross profit

106.1m149.1m223.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

41.8m45.3m50.1m61.7m67.4m73.9m91.3m99.7m114.2m

Cost of goods sold

9.0m10.4m11.2m14.4m14.8m16.0m20.8m24.2m27.0m

Gross profit

32.8m34.9m38.9m47.4m52.6m57.9m70.4m75.6m87.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

78%77%78%77%78%78%77%76%76%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

24.4m25.1m139.0m

Accounts Receivable

11.5m25.2m33.9m

Prepaid Expenses

3.4m9.4m17.0m

Current Assets

92.0m196.7m689.9m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

42.4m501.7m109.1m314.0m112.0m

Accounts Receivable

29.9m32.2m39.8m43.6m48.8m

Prepaid Expenses

9.7m16.9m18.2m17.2m23.0m

Current Assets

166.0m695.7m647.6m1.1b1.1b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

(10.7m)(87.2m)(105.8m)

Depreciation and Amortization

12.2m18.9m29.5m

Accounts Payable

(957.0k)4.4m(1.3m)

Cash From Operating Activities

3.2m(43.3m)(38.9m)
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

(32.5m)(70.5m)(17.1m)(36.8m)(77.7m)(32.7m)(58.9m)(85.3m)

Depreciation and Amortization

8.3m13.4m6.2m13.2m20.9m10.6m22.1m35.0m

Accounts Payable

7.2m5.0m(2.6m)4.9m(994.0k)1.5m4.3m4.6m

Cash From Operating Activities

(17.1m)(31.0m)(9.7m)(12.6m)(30.3m)(14.3m)(10.3m)(8.3m)
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

307.8k

Debt/Equity

-0.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

-2.7 x

P/E Ratio

(2.4)
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CloudFlare Operating Metrics

CloudFlare's Customers was reported to be 2.6 m in FY, 2019.
Mar, 2016Jun, 2017Jan, 2018Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Customers

6 m7 m2.60 m

Data Centers

115 120

Countries

60 90 90 90 95 100 100

Networks

8 k8.50 k
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CloudFlare Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
S2 SystemsJanuary 07, 2020
NeumobNovember 14, 2017
EagerDecember 13, 2016
CryptoSealJune 18, 2014
StopTheHackerFebruary 24, 2014
Jaal

CloudFlare Revenue Breakdown

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CloudFlare revenue breakdown by business segment: 9.2% from Channel partners and 90.8% from Direct customers

CloudFlare revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 50.4% from United States, 23.8% from Europe, Middle East, and Africa, 14.7% from Asia Pacific and 11.1% from Other

CloudFlare Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

55/100

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CloudFlare Online and Social Media Presence

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CloudFlare Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    75/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    76/100

  • Compensation

    C

    67/100

  • Diversity

    A-

    84/100

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CloudFlare News and Updates

Cloudflare Unveils Gateway to Distributed Web With ENS, IPFS Integration

Internet hosting giant Cloudflare has unveiled a new connection to the "uncensorable" web.

Cloudflare picks up web development startup Linc to boost expansion strategy

Cloudflare Inc. today said that it has acquired Bitgenics Pty Ltd., better known as Linc, an Australian startup with technology for simplifying the development of web applications.  The deal’s size was not disclosed. It’s aimed at advancing Cloudflare’s recent efforts to expand in the web applicati…

Cloudflare acquires Linc to automate web app deployment

Cloudflare today acquired Linc, an automation platform to help front-end developers collaborate and build apps, for an undisclosed amount.

Exclusive: Cloudflare promotes Michelle Zatlyn to president, a gain for women in tech

“We need more women in hard tech,” the company cofounder says. Web infrastructure and security company Cloudflare has added “president” to cofounder and chief operating officer Michelle Zatlyn’s title, making her part of an small cadre of women serving as president at a publicly traded technology c…

Cloudflare launches Cloudflare Pages, a platform to deploy and host Jamstack sites

Cloudflare is launching a new product today called Cloudflare Pages. It competes directly with Netlify or Vercel, two cloud hosting companies that let you build and deploy sites using Jamstack frameworks. Popular Jamstack frameworks include Gatsby, Jekyll, Hugo, Vue.js, Next.js, etc. If that announc…
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CloudFlare Blogs

Uganda's January 13, 2021 Internet Shut Down

Two days ago, through its communications regulator, Uganda's government ordered the "Suspension Of The Operation Of Internet Gateways" hours before the country's general election. This action was confirmed by several users and journalists who got access to the letter sent to Internet providers.

KEMTLS: Post-quantum TLS without signatures

The TLS 1.3 protocol has been around for quite some time, but it will be broken once quantum computers arrive. What can we do? In this blog post, we will examine a technique for achieving full post-quantum security for TLS 1.3 in the face of quantum computers: KEMTLS.

Holistic web protection: industry recognition for a prolific 2020

Today we’re excited to announce that Frost & Sullivan has named Cloudflare the Innovation Leader in their Frost Radar™: Global Holistic Web Protection Market Report.

Soar: Simulation for Observability, reliAbility, and secuRity

In this article, we will discuss one of the techniques we use to fight such software complexity: simulations. Simulations are basically system tests that run with synthesized customer traffic and applications.

A Name Resolver for the Distributed Web

At Cloudflare, we have been exploring alternative ways to resolve queries to responses that align with these attributes. We are proud to announce a new resolver for the Distributed Web, where IPFS content indexed by the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) can be accessed.

Cloudflare Radar's 2020 Year In Review

Today we are launching a dedicated Year In Review page with interactive maps and charts where you can explore what changed on the Internet in 2020. Year In Review is part of Cloudflare Radar.
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CloudFlare Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CloudFlare founded?

    CloudFlare was founded in 2009.

  • Who are CloudFlare key executives?

    CloudFlare's key executives are Lee Holloway, Michelle Zatlyn and Matthew Prince.

  • How many employees does CloudFlare have?

    CloudFlare has 1,697 employees.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue?

    Latest CloudFlare annual revenue is $287 m.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue per employee?

    Latest CloudFlare revenue per employee is $169.1 k.

  • Who are CloudFlare competitors?

    Competitors of CloudFlare include NGINX, Limelight Networks and N7 - The Nitrogen Platform.

  • Where is CloudFlare headquarters?

    CloudFlare headquarters is located at 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are CloudFlare offices?

    CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, Austin, Champaign, New York and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does CloudFlare have?

    CloudFlare has 17 offices.