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BigCommerce Inc.
Traded as
HeadquartersAustin, Texas
Key people
Brent Bellm (CEO)
Eddie Machaalani (Co-Founder,Executive Chairman)
Mitchell Harper (Co-Founder)
Lisa Pearson (CMO)
Brian Dhatt (CTO)
Robert Alvarez (COO & CFO)
ProductsHosted Shopping Cart

BigCommerce is a public technology company and provides a SaaS ecommerce platform. The company was founded in 2009 and has 600+ employees with headquarters in Austin, Texas. [1][2] Its features include customer groups and segmentation, search engine optimization (SEO), web hosting, and more. [3]


BigCommerce was founded in 2009 by Australians Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper following a chance meeting in an online chatroom in 2003.[4][5] In August 2009, the two relaunched a hosted version of Interspire Shopping Cart called “BigCommerce”[6] and opened its first U.S. office.

BigCommerce was 100% bootstrapped[7] until July 31, 2011, when it closed $15 million in Series A funding from General Catalyst Partners.[8]

In July 2020, BigCommerce filed for IPO.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "BigCommerce | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  2. ^ "About Us, Team and Culture - Bigcommerce". Bigcommerce. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  3. ^ "2019 BigCommerce Reviews, Pricing & Popular Alternatives". Fit Small Business. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  4. ^ Warner, Andrew (9 December 2010). "BigCommerce: How Two Programmers Who Met In A Chat Room Bootstrapped A $10 Mil eCommerce Company – With Mitchell Harper". Mixergy.
  5. ^ Ryall, Jenni (19 November 2014). "2 Aussies who met in a chat room created a start-up valued at $500 million". Mashable.
  6. ^ Harper, Mitchell (4 November 2009). "Interspire Shopping Cart Hosted (BigCommerce) Pricing Integrated with". Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  7. ^ Mitra, Sramana (10 March 2010). "Deal Radar 2010: BigCommerce". One Million by One Million Blog.
  8. ^ Rao, Leena (31 July 2011). "BigCommerce Raises $15 Million To Help Retailers Manage E-Commerce". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ Wilhelm, Alex (July 13, 2020). "BigCommerce files to go public". TechCrunch. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  10. ^ Savitz, Eric J. (July 14, 2020). "As Shopify Rallies, Online Rival BigCommerce Files for IPO". Barron's. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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