Cloudflare expands into mobile performance with Neumob acquisition


Cloudflare made a significant acquisition today when it acquired mobile VPN startup, Neumob. The purchase gives Cloudflare a mobile performance tool it was lacking, and a road to its first direct to consumer product. The company did not reveal the purchase price.

Neumob, which had raised close to $11 million, was founded in 2015 to give users a faster mobile VPN experience that purports to actually save battery life by reducing the necessity to keep pinging the network. It also built an SDK to give developers the ability to build that same experience right inside their mobile apps. They had companies like Hotel Tonight and The Economist using their software to speed up their mobile apps.

The startup created this technology, but as they grew they were handcuffed by the fact they…

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