Jason Del Rey

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With $40 Million Investment in Bigcommerce, Steve Case’s Revolution Growth Makes Biggest Bet to Date

Revolution Growth, the investment firm from former top AOL execs Steve Case and Ted Leonsis, has closed its biggest investment to date. The fund is betting big on Bigcommerce, an e-commerce software company that helps small businesses set up their own online retail presence, in a $40 million Series C round. Bigcommerce has now raised $75 million. This is just the latest big bet on e-commerce upstarts by Revolution Growth, which recently announced a $20 million-plus investment in Optoro and a similar-sized investment in kids’ clothing maker Lolly Wolly Doodle.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work