Bigcommerce Raises $40 Million from Revolution Growth

imgres-10Bigcommerce, a site that lets anyone create an online store, raised $40 million from Revolution Growth.
Steve Case, co-founder of the Revolution Growth fund and founder of America Online, will also join Bigcommerce’s board.
The Austin-based company, founded by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper in 2009, has raised $75 million to date.
Bigcommerce’s software has already helped more than 35,000 companies launch online stores, market their businesses and build brands for just $25 a month. Its customers include Gibson Guitar, Zaggora.com, YETI Coolers and many more.
“Bigcommerce is a big idea that aligns perfectly with Revolution Growth’s philosophy: that technology can enable any entrepreneur, in any industry, located anywhere, to build a successful, high-growth business,” Case said in a news release.
Bigcommerce plans to use the funds to further develop its product and for marketing. The company is also hiring new employees.
“At our core, we are simply entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs build the business of their dreams,” Bigcommerce co-founder and co-CEO Mitchell Harper said in a news release.

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