Akamai

Akamai is a provider of cloud services that deliver, optimize and secure online content and business applications for companies. Read more

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Akamai

Akamai is a provider of cloud services that deliver, optimize and secure online content and business applications for companies. Read more

Frank Thomson Leighton's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of Akamai

Co-Founder & CEO

Frank Thomson Leighton

CEO Approval Rating

65/100

Founded:

1998

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNASDAQAKAM

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Fastly is Akamai's #1 rival. Fastly was founded in 2011 in San Francisco, California. Like Akamai, Fastly also operates in the IT Services space. Fastly generates $2.9B less revenue than Akamai.

Cloudflare is one of Akamai's top competitors. Cloudflare is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2009. Like Akamai, Cloudflare also works within the IT Services sector. Cloudflare generates 13% the revenue of Akamai.

Level 3 is seen as one of Akamai's top competitors. Level 3 was founded in 1985, and its headquarters is in Broomfield, Colorado. Level 3 is in the Telecommunications Equipment field. Level 3 has 4,381 more employees than Akamai.

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Akamai Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$3.2B

Akamai's revenue is the ranked 2nd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 1B. Over the last four quarters, Akamai's revenue has grown by 10.7%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $846.3M; in Q3 2020, it was $792.8M; in Q2 2020, it was $794.7M; in Q1 2020, Akamai's revenue was $764.3M.

Akamai Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Inverse, Inc.

Feb 2021

Source »
undisclosed
Inverse is a Canada-based IT service management company that provides data repository, open-source consulting, integration, and related solutions for businesses.
Asavie Technologies Limited

Oct 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Asavie develops a SD-WAN portal that provides IoT connectivity and security solutions for enterprises.
ChameleonX, Ltd.

Oct 2019

Source »
$20M
ChameleonX develops a web-based server security platform that allows businesses to protect assets from third-party threats and vulnerabilities.
Krypton

Sep 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Krypt develops a mobile-based authentication platform that allows developers to store their private encryption keys using smartphones.
Exceda

Sep 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Exceda provides web performance and security, and Content Delivery Network management solutions for finance, banking and corporate sectors.

These are all the companies that Akamai has acquired. Akamai has acquired 28 companies and its latest acquisition was Inverse, Inc. in Feb 2021. Inverse is a Canada-based IT service management company that provides data repository, open-source consulting, integration, and related solutions for businesses.

Akamai Funding History

Since Akamai was founded in 1998, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Akamai has raised $277.4M. Akamai's last funding round was on Oct 1999 for a total of $234.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

IPO
Oct 1999
$234M

Series B
May 1999
$35M

Battery Ventures

Series A
Oct 1998
$8.4M

Since Akamai was founded in 1998, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Akamai has raised $277.4M. Akamai's last funding round was on Oct 1999 for a total of $234.0M

Akamai Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

InfoSum is a consumer identity management firm that provides decentralized data onboarding, analytics and identification solutions for businesses.
$15.1M
Aug 18, 2020
Series A
-
Trusona provides online identity, password management and authentication solutions for education, media, finance and healthcare sectors.
$20M
Jan 13, 2020
Series C
-
Noobaa is a data management and storage platform that helps cloud providers and enterprises to manage and recover the unstructured data.
-
May 17, 2017
Seed
Nov 01, 2018
ClearSky offers cloud data management solutions for enterprise storage, DR and offsite backups.
$27M
Oct 25, 2015
Series B
-
FireLayers develops security solutions for organizations to control and protect their cloud applications.
-
Oct 19, 2015
Equity
-

These are all the companies that Akamai has invested in. Akamai has invested 28 companies and its latest investment was Inverse, Inc. in Feb 2021. Inverse is a Canada-based IT service management company that provides data repository, open-source consulting, integration, and related solutions for businesses.

Akamai News

April 26, 2021MarketScreener

Don't Risk Getting Caught by Kr3pto Phishing Kits

(marketscreener.com) Akamai's threat research team recently published a report showing that a new phi... See more »
April 23, 2021Advanced Television

Friend MTS, Akamai anti-piracy collaboration

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has expanded its partnership with intelligent edge pl... See more »
April 22, 2021MarketScreener

Announcing Akamai's 2030 Sustainability Goals

(marketscreener.com) There are 4.66 billion internet users. Rough math will tell us that's three in e... See more »
April 22, 2021MarketScreener

Innovative Ways Customers Compute on the Edge

(marketscreener.com) Moving everything closer to the edge is the key to delivering better, faster exp... See more »
April 20, 2021MarketScreener

Carahsoft Delivers Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector to Center for Internet Security to Protect Private Hospitals from Malicious Attacks

(marketscreener.com) RESTON, Va., April 20, 2021 -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Governmen... See more »
April 19, 2021MarketScreener

Recognized as 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Cust ...

(marketscreener.com) Akamai has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Applicat... See more »

Akamai Blogs

April 14, 2021Akamai Blog

Adapting Security to Work Anywhere

"Working from home 2021" was the title of my talk at The Cyber Security Summit in January, and the st... See more »
March 31, 2021Akamai Blog

2021: Volumetric DDoS Attacks Rising Fast

In our 2020 DDoS retrospective, we highlighted the twists and turns of a very, very active threat lan... See more »
March 24, 2021Akamai Blog

Authentication: Lessons Learned from Microsoft Exchange and F5 BIG-IP Hacks

The past month has been a very dynamic time in the world of security for hackers and threat researche... See more »
March 17, 2021Akamai Blog

Finding the Cracks in the Wall - The Hazard of Single Authentication Factor

The use of authentication factors, one of the most fundamental and well understood concepts in inform... See more »
March 17, 2021Akamai Blog

Finding the Cracks in the Wall - How Modern Scams Bypass MFA

In my previous blog, I discussed the important role multi-factor authentication (MFA) plays in furthe... See more »
March 15, 2021Akamai Blog

How Akamai Can Help You Fight the Latest Exploitation Attempts Against Microsoft Exchange

On March 2, 2021, the Microsoft Security Response Center alerted its customers to several critical se... See more »
March 15, 2021Akamai Blog

Microsoft Exchange and Verkada Hacks: Isolate Your Apps and APIs from the Internet Cesspool

It's been an interesting start to March in terms of public security incidents. This month kicked off ... See more »

Akamai Press Releases

April 28, 2020PR Newswire

Akamai Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform... See more »
February 12, 2020PR Newswire

Akamai Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelli... See more »
January 15, 2020CSRwire

Akamai Named SBER's Outstanding Corporate Leader of 2019/ Intuit's Sean Kinghorn Named SBER's Outstanding Executive of 2019

Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. (SR Inc), the leader in outsourced Environmental, Social & Governance... See more »
January 14, 2020PR Newswire

Trusona Secures $20 Million in Series C Funding Led by Georgian Partners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trusona, the leader in passwordless multi-factor aut... See more »
June 4, 2019University Chronicle

Botnet Detection Market 2019 Growing with Major Key Players - Akamai Technologies, Imperva, Distil Networks, PerimeterX, ShieldSquare, Unfraud, Instart Logic, Pixalate

Boonton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2019 -- Botnet Detection Market OverviewThe Global Botnet Detection ... See more »

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Akamai Headquarters

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Cambridge, Massachusetts02142

1-877-425-2624

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Akamai Summary

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Overview

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ, AKAM) is a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing online content and business applications. Founded in 1998, the company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Akamai is a content delivery netwo...

CEO

Akamai's Co-Founder & CEO, Frank Thomson Leighton, currently has an approval rating of 65%. Akamai's primary competitors are Fastly, Cloudflare & Level 3.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Akamai

  1. When was Akamai founded?

    Akamai was founded in 1998
  2. Who is Akamai's CEO?

    Akamai's CEO is Frank Thomson Leighton
  3. How much revenue does Akamai generate?

    Akamai generates $3.2B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Akamai have?

    Akamai has historically raised $277.4M in funding
  5. Where is Akamai's headquarters?

    Akamai's headquarters is in Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
  1. How many employees does Akamai have?

    Akamai has 7,519 employees
  2. What sector does Akamai operate in?

    Akamai is in IT Services
  3. Who are Akamai's competitors?

    Akamai's top competitors are Fastly, Cloudflare, Level 3
  4. Who has Akamai invested in?

    Akamai's has invested in companies such as InfoSum, Trusona, NooBaa