"But the $110 million from Fidelity, Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, and Baidu illustrates how a set of finance and technology giants know CloudFlare exists. Spent wisely, it may lead to the projected growth, the IPO, and a future where CloudFlare takes its place among the multi-billion dollar Internet giants"
While getting the funding may be a big news, it also adds a lot of pressure on the company to perform and meet the expectations. Each investor becomes a watchdog who look out for their interest and how the company is proceeding. The promise of a great returns is there, but not without greater risk.