Bigcommerce Signs New Austin Office Lease
Rapid growth in 2012 fuels expansion to new digs in Four Points Centre
AUSTIN, Texas -- February 19, 2013
Bigcommerce, the leading e-commerce platform for small and medium sized
businesses (SMBs), today announced that its 120 Austin employees are moving to
11305 Four Points Drive at FM 2222 and RM 620. The company’s target move date
is April 2013.
Founded in 2009 in Sydney, Australia, Bigcommerce opened its U.S. headquarters
in Austin in May 2009 with three employees. In 2012 alone, the company grew
from 40 to 200 employees globally, with plans to double its headcount again
over the next 18 months. The current Austin office at 2711 West Anderson Lane
is home to Bigcommerce’s sales, marketing and client support teams.
The 33,000-square-foot office at Four Points is gold-level LEED (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design) certified and offers a creative,
collaborative working environment. Bigcommerce is working with the Austin team
of architecture firm lauckgroup, whose previous local office build-outs
include Facebook, Google and Razorfish. The company has also engaged
construction specialists Balfour Beatty, whose previous local projects include
HomeAway, LIVESTRONG, NetSpend and GSD&M.
The new space will have a modern design with plenty of natural light and
beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. Representing Bigcommerce’s fun,
quirky culture is of the utmost importance, so the design features indoor
swings, an espresso bar, casual meeting spaces, a games room, built-in
kegerators and two functional garage doors to open up the space for weekly
2012 was a big year for Bigcommerce. The company secured $20 million in Series
B funding, added over 10,000 new customers and quadrupled in size, adding 160
employees. Bigcommerce gives over 30,000 retailers and merchants the tools
necessary to manage all aspects of e-commerce — from store design and
marketing to SEO and fulfillment — making setting up shop and selling easy.
Bigcommerce is the leading e-commerce platform for SMBs, enabling them to
easily launch professional online stores in hours, not weeks or months.
Existing clients Gibson Guitar, Pandora Jewelers, Willie Nelson’s Shop and
others are using Bigcommerce’s built-in e-commerce and marketing capabilities
to sell more with less effort. Bigcommerce was founded in 2009 by two Aussies
turned part-time Texans with a vision to build a scalable, powerful e-commerce
platform for SMBs. For more information, visit http://www.bigcommerce.com.
Jacey Zuniga, 512-415-2681
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