CloudFlare brought on some impressive strategic investors today, announcing a $110 million funding round that included participation from tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm and Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant.
The company, which makes tools to improve website performance and security for businesses without large IT budgets, has been getting a lot of love from industry heavy hitters recently. CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince told Fortune the company didn’t really need the money, but the round was more about brining on strategic partners as it prepares for an IPO around 2017.
Microsoft will help shape the CloudFlare’s enterprise strategy, Baidu will help steer the products into China, and Qualcomm is all about finding its way into the world of mobile.
The company has raised a total of $182 million, Fortune reports.