I am CloudFlare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince, AMA
Hi Reddit. As this is my first AMA I’m open to answering any questions about CloudFlare, founding CloudFlare, raising money, Heartbleed, attacks we’ve seen or anything else you want to know.
For those of you not familiar with CloudFlare (www.cloudflare.com), is a web performance and security company based in San Francisco, CA. Our customers have included Fortune500 companies, Imgur, Wikileaks, the United States Government, the Internal Revenue Service of Pakistan, Lulzsec.... and millions more. Today, about 5% of all web requests pass through our network where we make them faster and protect our customers from attacks.
From online censorship to net neutrality to receiving National Security Letters to raising venture capital to how to keep your site fast and safe, we've seen a lot over the last five years. Happy to answer any questions you have. You also can learn more about topics I'm interested in from CloudFlare's blog (blog.cloudflare.com) or on Twitter (@eastdakota).
A little more about me...
I started programming on an Apple ][+ in 1980 (I was 7 and my mom would sneak me into computer science courses). CloudFlare is my third startup, but I've also worked as a attorney, law professor, ski instructor, and any number of other odd jobs over the years. I still have 3 lines of code left in the CloudFlare code base. I check them every morning to make sure no one has them replaced yet; I fear their days are numbered.
Victoria from Reddit and a few of my colleagues here at CloudFlare will be helping me out today, so let’s get started!