Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups

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Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups is an initiative through DigitalOcean's Hatch program that supports startups looking to protect and accelerate their Internet properties. Our goal is to share the power of Cloudflare's network and solutions with the Hatch community.
How to get started
Step 1: Sign up here for a free account with Cloudflare.
Step 2: Please fill out the form on the right. You will receive an automated confirmation email upon filling out the form and again when your Cloudflare for Hatch account has been activated.
By clicking the Apply Now button on the right, I agree to the Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups program terms, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

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Why work with Cloudflare

Cloudflare is the security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today it runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers anything connected to the Internet, with its services being used by everyone, from nonprofits and SMBs to Global 2000 companies and top government organizations.

A Growing Global Network Built for Scale

142 Tbps Capacity in 270 Cities

The Cloudflare global network

Our vast global network, which is one of the fastest on the planet, is trusted by millions of web properties.

With direct connections to nearly every service provider and cloud provider, the Cloudflare network can reach 95% of the world’s population within 50 ms.


cities in 100+ countries, including mainland China


networks directly connect to Cloudflare, including every major ISP, cloud provider, and enterprise

142 Tbps

global network edge capacity, consisting of transit connections, peering and private network interconnects

50 ms

from 95% of the world’s Internet-connected population


Prioritized network DDoS protection
Reduce bandwidth and hosting costs
Eliminate data transfer fees
Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with custom rulesets
No need for cumbersome VPNs
Worldwide distributed video hosting
Reduce latency of third party API calls
Global serverless architecture lets you run code next to your user
24/7/365 Email Support

Special access to some of Cloudflare’s newest solutions:

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Cloudflare Workers

Allows you to build serverless applications on Cloudflare's global cloud network, which spans 270 cities. The Cloudflare for DigitalOcean’s Hatch plan includes up to 50 million requests per month.

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Cloudflare Zero Trust

Secure, authenticate, and monitor user access to any domain, application, or path on Cloudflare for up to 50 seats.

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Cloudflare Stream

500,000 streamed minutes per month and 50,000 minutes of video storage.

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Cloudflare Images

Build a scalable image pipeline on Cloudflare servers, to store, resize, optimize, and deliver images in a fast and secure manner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cloudflare for Startups: Hatch?

By joining DigitalOcean’s Hatch program we want to give developers the autonomy to scale their start-ups without having to worry about high costs associated with scaling their infrastructure.

How can I qualify for this perk?

DigitalOcean partners with accelerators, incubators, VC-backed firms, and all the startups affiliated with them. To qualify, you must be referred from DigitalOcean. For more information, refer to this page.

How do I know if my accelerator, incubator, or VC firm has a relationship with Hatch?

Please see their partner list.

If I am an existing customer, do I qualify for Hatch?

If you currently have an Enterprise account with Cloudflare and dedicated account team, then you do not qualify for this perk.

Can I transfer my Cloudflare plan?

No. The Cloudflare plan for Hatchers is designed to help you scale your infrastructure and it is not transferable nor can be held for activation at a later date.

Can I replace this plan with my current Enterprise subscription?

No, this offer may be used in addition, but not as a replacement to an enterprise subscription.

How does the Cloudflare for Start-ups: Hatch work?

You will be given a fixed enterprise subscription for the year (12-months) starting from the service date of the enterprise subscription agreement.

When will I be able to utilize my Cloudflare Plan (Perk)?

Your Cloudflare plan will be in full effect on the day you sign the enterprise subscription agreement and will be valid for 12-months.

Do I need to adhere to any standard agreements?

Yes, in order to receive the additional perk, you are required to sign an enterprise subscription agreement and adhere to Cloudflare’s Enterprise Terms of Service.

Still, have questions?

For any additional questions regarding Cloudflare for DigitalOcean’s Hatch Start-ups please email and a team member will get back to you within a few days.

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer may be used in addition, but not in replacement, to an existing enterprise subscription agreement.
  • Requires completion of an enterprise subscription agreement and acceptance of Cloudflare’s terms of service.
  • Hatch offer is only valid for one (1) domain with one (1) custom SSL certificate (20 Terabytes) of bandwidth per month, (150 Million) HTTP Monthly requests, and up to fifty (50) custom WAF rules.
  • Priority support will be offered by email, with telephone support limited to emergencies. This offer does not include account management, 24/7 enterprise telephone support, service level agreement, log file access or edge-side code support.
  • Incremental domains, service upgrades, and additional support may incur additional fees.
  • Cloudflare reserves the right, under its sole discretion, to refuse service, suspend or terminate accounts, or otherwise restrict access to this offer and the Cloudflare service.