Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts:

Subscription confirmed. Thank you for subscribing!

Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

San Francisco, CA

A little bit geek, wonk, and nerd. Repeat entrepreneur, recovering lawyer, and former ski instructor. Co-founder & CEO of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET).

July 27, 2011 5:04PM

Rejected CloudFlare Logos

Brand Our History

Early in CloudFlare's history we realized we needed a logo. Years before we started CloudFlare, I'd met Lindon Leader at a Chamber of Commerce event in Park City, Utah. Lindon is probably one of the leading brand identity designers of the last 50 years....

July 14, 2011 11:27PM

The Folly of Charging by Bandwidth

Traffic Free Bandwidth

Back in 1992, I was part of a small team of students at Trinity College that helped build what turned out to be one of the first, if not the first, online-only magazines. It was an evolution of an email newsletter, the brain child of Peter Adams and Paul Tesco, called the Trincoll Journal....

July 12, 2011 5:59PM

Growing Cloudflare

Growth Our History

Last September, CloudFlare launched and our world turned upside down. It turns out that webmasters worldwide had been waiting for a way to make their sites twice as fast and protect them from online threats. And, it turned out, if you give web admins a simple, easy-to-use interface......

June 26, 2011 7:45AM

On LulzSec, Censorship & CloudFlare

Freedom of Speech Legal

Thursday, June 2, 2011 was an otherwise unremarkable day in our office until we got word that LulzSecurity.com, a site that had quietly registered for CloudFlare earlier the same day, had allegedly published information it obtained from hacking the Sony Pictures' website....

June 25, 2011 11:56PM

CloudFlare and SEO

SEO

In April 2010, around the time we launched the CloudFlare private beta to a limited set of test users, Google announced that they were going to start taking site speed into account in their rankings....