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

172 Tbps Tbps capacity in 275 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 approximately 50 ms.


cities in 100+ countries, including mainland China


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

172 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

As well as special access to some of Cloudflare’s newest solutions:

Cloudflare Workers

Cloudflare Workers allows developers to augment existing applications or create entirely new ones through a lightweight execution environment without configuring or maintaining infrastructure.

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Cloudflare Stream

Cloudflare Stream provides out-of-the-box video infrastructure that handles storage, encoding, and delivery. Using the Stream API, customers can build video functionality affordably and with minimal engineering effort.

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Cloudflare Zero Trust

Cloudflare Zero Trust replaces legacy security perimeters with our global edge, making the Internet faster and safer for teams around the world.

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Cloudflare Images

Cloudflare Images lets you set up an image pipeline in minutes. Build a scalable image pipeline to store, resize, optimize and deliver images in a fast and secure manner.

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Cloudflare for SaaS

Offers the benefits of Cloudflare’s SSL management to SaaS company’s customers. Allows SaaS customers to use their custom vanity domains while maintaining a branded customer experience, improved SEO rankings, and all the perks of dedicated certificates.

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Advanced Certificate Manager

Advanced Certificate Manager is a flexible and customizable way to issue and manage certificates in Cloudflare. Customers use Advanced Certificate Manager when they want something more customizable than Universal SSL but still want the convenience of SSL certificate issuance and renewal.

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Cloudflare Image Resizing

Resize images for a variety of device types and connections from a single-source master image. Images can be manipulated by dimensions, compression ratios, and format (WebP conversion where supported). It is a feature of Speed→Optimization on the Dashboard.

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Argo Smart Routing

Argo Smart Routing improves Internet performance by intelligently routing end users through less congested and more reliable paths over the Internet using our network.

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Cloudflare Spectrum

DDoS protection, firewalling features and performance benefits for any TCP or UDP based application (such as gaming, FTP, email etc.)

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Cloudflare Load Balancing

Improve application performance and availability by steering traffic away from unhealthy origin servers and dynamically distributing it to the most available and responsive server pools.

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Cloudflare Waiting Room

Cloudflare Waiting Room allows organizations to route excess users to a custom-branded waiting room, helping preserve customer experience and protect origin servers from being overwhelmed with requests.

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Area 1 Email Security

Comprehensive email security solution to eliminate the risk from phishing, which is the root cause of damage in 95% of all cybersecurity incidents. Configuration with Google and Microsoft in 5 minutes.

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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.

Startup Program Terms

Acceptance into the Startup Program is at the discretion of Cloudflare. The Cloudflare Startup Plan is for a one year subscription and is subject to product-specific usage limitations described on the Cloudflare for Startups page. The Startup Plan may be used in addition, but not in replacement, to an existing enterprise subscription. You will be required to create a Cloudflare account and your use of our services is subject to The Startup Plan does not include account management, 24/7 enterprise telephone support, service level agreement, or edge-side code support.