So who funds Cloudflare really? they have only had $182.1M from investors. Can that and their paid options really cover the rest of their costs/profits since 2009 with over 500 employees?
Are they selling data from their free tier or is it a front for the US to gather data (or both)
source for investments/employees etc https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cloudflare
Crunchbase has them listed under the "advertising" category so yeah I guess they're selling browsing data
@paul both more than likely.
@paul yeah the CDN market is big business with excellent margins due to economies of scale, and CF is one of the two biggest standalone CDNs (Fastly is the other one). They are *not* hurting for cashflow. I was a Fastly customer at a previous gig and they were lots cheaper and better than us doing the same thing in-house.
social.device5.co.uk is one server in the network