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Cloudflare is a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online. The Company’s online platforms include Cloudflare CDN, which distributes content around the world to speed up websites; Cloudflare optimizer that enables web pages with ad servers and third-party widgets to download Snappy software on mobiles and computers; CloudFlare security, which protects websites from a range of online threats including spam, SQL injection and DDOS; Cloudflare analytics that gives insight into website’s traffic including threats and search engine crawlers; Keyless SSL that allows organizations to keep secure sockets layer keys private; and Cloudflare applications that help its users install web applications on their websites.
HQSan Francisco, US
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)918(+4%)
Job Openings142
Revenue (FY, 2017)$100 M

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
Nitin Rao

Nitin Rao

Head of Infrastructure
Dane Knecht

Dane Knecht

Head of Product Strategy
Justin Paine

Justin Paine

Head of Trust & Safety
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CloudFlare Office Locations

CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, Austin, Champaign, Washington and in 3 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
101 Townsend St, San Francisco
Austin, US
600 Congress Ave
Champaign, US
M2 on Neil Street, 301 N Neil St #440
Washington, US
Tower Building, 1401 K St NW
München, DE
Singapore, SG
120 Robinson Rd
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CloudFlare Financials and Metrics

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CloudFlare's latest funding round in March 2019 was reported to be $150 m. In total, CloudFlare has raised $330.8 m. CloudFlare's latest valuation is reported to be $3.2 b.
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CloudFlare Revenue

CloudFlare's revenue was reported to be $100 m in FY, 2017

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CloudFlare Operating Metrics

CloudFlare's Customers was reported to be 7 m in Jan, 2018.
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CloudFlare Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NeumobNovember 14, 2017
EagerDecember 13, 2016
CryptoSealJune 18, 2014
StopTheHackerFebruary 24, 2014
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CloudFlare Online and Social Media Presence

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CloudFlare News and Updates

Cloudflare raises fresh $150M round, likely delaying rumored IPO

After a four-year break from fundraising, Cloudflare Inc. today announced that it has secured $150 million in fresh capital to boost its growth efforts. The round was led by Franklin Resources Inc., a California investment firm with about $750 billion in assets under management. It joins an impress…

Cloudflare, a startup that secretly runs the internet, raises $150 million — meaning its long-awaited IPO probably isn't happening soon

Cloudflare, a startup that quietly powers much of the modern internet, has raised another $150 million in a funding round led by Franklin Templeton. This hefty round likely means that its long-awaited IPO isn't likely to happen in the near future.  Cloudflare also added Nike Foundation co-chair Ma…

Web performance company Cloudflare raises $150 million ahead of rumored IPO

Cloudflare, a web performance and security platform, has raised $150 million in a round of funding led by Franklin Templeton.

Software firm Cloudflare raises $150 million

Cloudflare Inc, a U.S. startup whose software makes websites more secure and load faster, said on Tuesday it had raised $150 million in the latest funding round, led by global investment firm Franklin Templeton.
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CloudFlare Blogs

Employee resource groups aren't the answer, but they're a first step

Diversity and inclusion is a process. To achieve diversity and inclusion, it’s not enough to hire diverse candidates. Once hired, we must be welcomed by a safe and belonging culture, and our diverse perspectives must be honored by our coworkers.

Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Today, March 12th 2019, marks the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web! Cloudflare is helping to celebrate in coordination with the Web Foundation, as part of a 30 hour commemoration of the many ways in which the Web has changed our lives.

A Node to Workers Story

Node.js allows developers to build web services with JavaScript. However, you're on your own when it comes to registering a domain, setting up DNS, managing the server processes, and setting up builds.

Stopping Drupal’s SA-CORE-2019-003 Vulnerability

Drupal discovered a severe vulnerability and said they would release a patch. When the patch was released we analysed and created rules to mitigate these. By analysing the patch we created WAF rules to protect Cloudflare customers running Drupal.

How we made Firewall Rules

Recently we launched Firewall Rules, a new feature that allows you to construct expressions that perform complex matching against HTTP requests and then choose how that traffic is handled.

Reflecting on my first year as Head of Cloudflare Asia

One year into my role as Head of Asia for Cloudflare, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve achieved, as well as where we are going next. When I started, I spoke about growing our brand recognition in Asia and optimizing our reach to clients by building up teams and channel partners.
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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 918 employees.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue?

    Latest CloudFlare annual revenue is $100 m.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue per employee?

    Latest CloudFlare revenue per employee is $108.9 k.

  • Who are CloudFlare competitors?

    Competitors of CloudFlare include Zscaler, Imperva and Akamai.

  • 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, Washington and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does CloudFlare have?

    CloudFlare has 7 offices.