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Scaleworks Buys E-Commerce Search Company Nextopia, Names Pete Messana as CEO
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Scaleworks Buys E-Commerce Search Company Nextopia, Names Pete Messana as CEO

San Antonio-based venture equity firm Scaleworks has acquired  Nextopia, an e-merchandising software company specializing in search and navigation solutions. The company is the second purchase for the San Antonio private equity firm’s second $80 million fund announced in February. Nextopia is also in the online search and navigation space as is competitor SearchSpring, which Scaleworks acquired in May. Read more: Scaleworks Acquires SearchSpring, Leader In E-commerce SearchSpring “Every step of the customer journey in e-commerce has a big impact on sales – from search to landing pages to merchandising, said Lew Moorman, Scaleworks general partner and co-founder. "With Nextopia and SearchSpring we are assembling the best-of-breed toolset to help merchants of all size sell as effective...
Scaleworks Acquires SearchSpring, Leader In E-commerce SearchSpring
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Scaleworks Acquires SearchSpring, Leader In E-commerce SearchSpring

Scaleworks has bought SearchSpring, a technology company in the e-commerce space and first acquisition from the San Antonio private equity firm's second $80 million fund. SearchSpring provides search and navigation technology to direct consumers to the websites of consumer brands using artificial intelligence-powered algorithms. Gareth Dismore founded the company in 2007 in Denver, CO using private funds to bootstrap its growth. Dismore has deep expertise and experience in software engineering, machine learning, and e-commerce and will leave the company now that is has been acquired. “After 11 years of operating independently as a bootstrapped company, SearchSpring will now have the backing of a team of technology veterans that share our passion for search, merchandising and helping ...