November 28, 2019
Cloudflare opens a new office in Lisbon. Web optimisation network services firm Cloudflare has opened a new office in Portugal to deepen the US company’s European support.
Lisbon joins the European headquarters in London, as well as the Munich, Germany office that opened last year. The initial functions prioritized for the Lisbon location include Engineering, Security, Product, Product Strategy, Technology Research, and Customer Support.
Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, said that Lisbon seemed like a clear choice. He believes thas Lisbon is a well-connected international hub brimming with strong local engineering talent.
Cloudflare announced its network expansion into Lisbon in 2016. With data centers now in more than 180 cities around the world, the company continues to grow its presence to be even closer to Internet-connected users everywhere.
“Lisbon has the potential to be the next great European technology ecosystem and I’m looking forward to this next chapter for Cloudflare. Part of our strength comes from offering a variety of locations to which we can attract people from diverse backgrounds who are excited about working at Cloudflare”, said John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare.
“Portugal has been able to attract technological centers that are increasingly specialized (…). Lisbon is proud to welcome Cloudflare, an innovative global tech company who is helping to change the way the Internet works. Cloudflare’s decision to build a team in Lisbon is excellent news for our country”, said AICEP’s President, Luís Castro Henriques.
AICEP Portugal Global is an independent public entity of the Government of Portugal. It’s goal is to attract foreign investment to Portugal and support the internationalization of Portuguese companies into the global economy. Certainly, the ability to attract Foreign Direct Investment of high technological value reinforces Portugal as a competitive destination.
Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019.
Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks which spans 71 cities in the EMEA region. There is more than 18 million Internet properties on Cloudflare’s network. At this point, the company has many customers across the EMEA region and in Portugal specifically.
Now, Cloudflare’s Lisbon location will join its other global offices. Cloudflare has oficces in San Francisco, San Jose, Austin, Champaign in Illinois, New York, Washington DC, London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Beijing.
Source: IT EUROPA, BUSINESS WIRE, PORTUGAL IN