Cloudflare is giving developers the opportunity to distribute their applications to millions of users on Cloudflare’s network. In addition to the new launch of Cloudflare Apps, the free platform for developers and app publishers, the company also announced the Cloudflare Developer Fund, a $100 million investment fund that will go towards supporting the new app initiative.
The investment fund comes from three of Cloudflare’s venture capitals: New Enterprise Associates, Venrock, and Pelion Venture Partners. These funds will not only go to distributing apps to millions of users on Cloudflare’s network, qualified companies will have the opportunity to receive a cash investment, marketing support, and technical advice from participating venture capital partners, according to the company.
“Cloudflare’s app platform is an exciting opportunity for developers and investors,” said Bryan Roberts, a partner for Venrock. “Building on the success of other app platforms like Java and the iPhone App Store, Cloudflare is giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to rethink and shape how the next generation of Internet companies get built.”