Cloudflare Selected as 2012 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum selects 25 Technology Pioneers as visionary companies in the fields of information technology and new media, energy/environment and life sciences/health

San Francisco, CA, September 1, 2011

Cloudflare, the web performance and security company, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer. The Forum’s Technology Pioneers represent the most innovative startup companies worldwide, poised to make a significant, positive impact on business and society. Cloudflare was selected for its mission to bring performance and security to every website on the Internet.

“The Internet is one of the great technological innovations of all time and its promise is the ability to give anyone with something to share a way to address a global audience,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “At Cloudflare, we measure our success in large part on how well we are helping deliver on that promise. We hope that our selection as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer will help us accelerate our goal of building a faster, safer web for everyone worldwide.”

Previous Technology Pioneers have included groundbreaking companies like Google, Twitter, PayPal, Admob, and Mozilla. This year, the 25 winners were selected from thousands of nominated startups.

“The revolutionary technological platform Cloudflare has developed allows us to deliver the resources previously reserved for the Internet giants at a price any website in the world can afford,” said Mr. Prince. “We operate 14 data centers worldwide to ensure any website can effectively reach a global audience.”

Every month, Cloudflare makes the web faster and safer for more than 350 million Internet visitors worldwide, representing more than 17 percent of the Internet’s total population. Cloudflare has stopped more than a billion attacks directed at its customers’ websites. By making websites faster, Cloudflare saves more than 50 lives worth of time every month that would have otherwise been spent waiting for websites to load.

Daniella Vallurupalli
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