Today we’ve announced (TechCrunch, Statesman, Washington Post) the closing of our $15MM series A funding round from General Catalyst. Larry Bohn will be joining our board and we’ll be using the investment to drive towards our goal of being the number one e-commerce platform in the world for small businesses.
We’ll be investing heavily in the product (more so than we already do), specifically we’re in the process of turning BigCommerce from software to a platform so it can sit at the center of your business and integrate better with the other software and services you use (or would like to use), such as inventory management, analytics, ERP and other systems. BigCommerce has over 110 native integrations at the moment but there’s always an opportunity for more.
We’re approaching 20,000 clients but are building out the infrastructure, integrations and platform to handle hundreds of thousands of clients because that’s where we’re heading. We grew our client base 680% in 2010 and don’t plan on slowing down.
We’re also building out our senior management team to help us execute on our vision. Open positions include VP of Marketing, CFO and VP of Engineering. You can see all of our open roles on our careers page. We’re also hiring in sales, support, marketing and QA. We have over 70 awesome people at the moment and will end the year in the triple digits.
At the end of the day it’s business as usual for us and our goal hasn’t changed. We’ll continue to do whatever we can to help grow your small business. We love small business and we love seeing them succeed. It’s in our DNA and it’s why we do what we do. We’ll continue to listen to your feedback, build it into the product and improve our support and customer service so we can continue to wow you. We’ll continue to educate you and we’ll innovate even faster – without losing quality and all while keeping our mission statement in mind:
“Be the #1 e-commerce provider in the world by creating and delivering software that changes people’s lives.”
It’s been a great ride for us over the last 8 years and it’s only just begun. If we’re known for anything, we’re known for executing and that’s what this funding allows us to do – execute faster, with more people and more ideas more frequently. We’re not in the business of software. We’re in the business of making you successful and we’re looking forward to sharing with you new features, ideas, partnerships and integrations as we roll them out.
Thanks for all your support so far and we hope you’re as excited as we are about what’s next for us!
Mitch & Eddie
P.S. If you like press releases, you can read our funding announcement here.