Shopify Plus Grows with Boltmade Acquisition

One month after the opening of the new Shopify Plus Waterloo Office, the cloud-based commerce platform announced the acquisition of a neighboring design & development firm Boltmade.

“We first worked with the Boltmade team in early 2016 and quickly realized the team’s huge potential and depth of talent,” said Loren Padelford, VP of Shopify Plus. “Shopify is committed to investing in talent. The acquisition of Boltmade will bring a strong group of designers and engineers to Shopify Plus. We’re thrilled to have them join our team to help shape the future of commerce for larger merchants.”

Boltmade’s Waterloo-based 21-person team will move over to the new Shopify Plus office, bringing Shopify that much closer to their goal of a 300 people by the end of 2017. The Waterloo office, branded as Shopify Plus, is primarily a sales team for the e-commerce platform’s enterprise services, something that until now has been a missing piece of the tech landscape in the area.

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“Shopify has had a big impact on commerce by helping businesses of all sizes achieve success. Earlier this year, we jumped at the chance to work on a project with them,” said Jim Murphy, Founder and President of Boltmade. “We’re excited to be joining Shopify Plus to help some of the most recognizable, fastest-growing brands in the world sell billions of dollars of product.”

Shopify currently powers over 300,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries and is trusted by brands such as Tesla Motors, Red Bull, Nestle and GE.