US e-commerce platform moves to London
Written by Peter Walker
Bucking the trend for companies considering moves away from the UK in the lead up to Brexit, US e-commerce platform BigCommerce is setting up its new European headquarters in London.
Having recently closed a $64 million investment round led by Goldman Sachs to accelerate international expansion, the company stated London was its first choice for establishing a foothold in Europe.
The plan is to employ up to 20 staff members in the London office by the summer of 2019, supporting UK clients and trying to win more across the continent.
BigCommerce’s cloud-based e-commerce platform is behind more than 50,000 small-to-medium-sized retailers, 2,000 mid-market businesses and industry-leading brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Sony and Toyota.
Brent Bellm, chief executive of BigCommerce, commented: “Establishing a presence in Europe has long been an aspiration of ours, and this London office will allow us to deliver more tailored programmes to our customers and partners across Europe.”