Press for Bigcommerce
These are the guys big retailers like Harvey Norman, David Jones and Myer love to hate. Mitchell Harper and Eddie Machaalani provide the tools that allow enterprising individuals to run an online store for peanuts.
But the rewards for the company they co-founded, BigCommerce, and their clients are anything but peanuts.
The Sydney-based start-up provides an e-commerce platform for about 25,000 online stores and is on track to turn over more than $US20 million ($19.3 million) this year, after attracting $US15 million in venture capital from an investor last year.
BigCommerce-powered online stores around the world have now processed over $600 million in sales, with $150 million in the first two months of 2012.
The BigCommerce platform has processed 5.7 million orders and a staggering 28.8 million items. 1.3 million orders and 6.2 million items have already been sold in 2012 alone.
Former Atlassian executive, Soren Harner has been recruited by e-commerce outfit BigCommerce as the company’s new vice director for engineering.
In his new position, Mr Harner will oversee a team of over 25 engineers in the design development and testing of new software.
Growth guru Eddie Machaalani, 33, runs the e-commerce software giant BigCommerce. Based in Sydney's Surry Hills, BigCommerce powers more than 20,000 online retailers around the world and employs 60 staff at its Austin, Texas branch.