Zaraz was acquired by Cloudflare!
We are happy to announce that Zaraz was acquired by Cloudflare! Starting today, we are offering Cloudflare Zaraz (beta) to all of Cloudflare’s customers. Zaraz is integrated into the Cloudflare dashboard and customers can start using it by toggling the solution on in their account. No coding is required.
Additional blog posts and articles about this announcement are available here:
- Why Cloudflare bought Zaraz, by Matthew Prince (CEO at Cloudflare) & John Graham-Cumming (CTO at Cloudflare)
- Zaraz uses Workers to make third-party tools secure and fast, by Yo’av Moshe (CTO at Zaraz) & Andrew Galloni (Engineering Director at Cloudflare)
- Cloudflare acquires Zaraz to enable cloud loading of third-party tools, by Yair Dovrat, CEO at Zaraz
We would like to send huge shout-outs to our investors, who supported us even in times of uncertainty. We started building Zaraz when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. Everyone went into lockdown, and almost all fundraising activity stopped. But despite the circumstances, we managed to gather the most supportive investors to join our journey and help us build our technology. Our greatest thanks to: Y Combinator, F2 Capital, Starling Ventures, Stormbreaker Ventures, Kevin Lin, Coughdrop Capital, Taurus Ventures, Cabra VC, Golden Valley Management, John Moyer, Honeystone Ventures, Emles Venture Partners, and Pico Venture Partners. Thank you for your hard work and everything you have done for us.
Zaraz started as a basic MVP that we built based on customer feedback, and quickly developed into a robust enterprise-ready product used by top internet companies. One example is Instacart using Zaraz to boost page speed and improve security on their website. We help our customers make their websites faster and more secure, but without their willingness to test new innovative technology — without them being open to try out new features and provide feedback — we simply wouldn’t be here today. We want to thank all of our customers for trusting in us, and for their innovative mindset. This is exactly what pushes the world forward. Thank you for allowing us to work with you, and allowing us to help build a better Internet.
This is no doubt a huge milestone for us as a team, but this is also a very important milestone for each one of us individually. We want to thank Simona Andreea Badoiu, who was the first engineer to join us before we even launched with the first customer, and Ruskin Constant, who came onboard next to push our engineering capabilities even further. The two of them not only brought incredible software engineering skills (dealing with everything from setting up an entire backend architecture, to building slick user interfaces and dashboards from scratch), they also made our journey fun and enjoyable, and we can’t thank them enough. Moving forward, our team is joining the Cloudflare office in Lisbon, and we will keep working together until Zaraz is a fully-developed product offering used by millions of websites. We are building technology that will make the entire internet faster and more secure for everyone. We can’t wait to see where this collaboration with Cloudflare leads us.
Yair Dovrat & Yo’av Moshe
Cofounders of Zaraz