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After more than a year with no initial public offering in Austin, the local business scene is having its second in less than a week, according to a report in the Austin Business Journal.

BigCommerce plans to begin trading on the Nasdaq today, Aug. 5, under the ticker "BIGC," the report says:

"The Austin-based company is offering more than 9 million shares of common stock at $24 apiece, according to an Aug. 4 announcement, which would generate more than $216 million."

On Friday, the Austin company Vital Farms went public and is now valued at over $1.5B, according to the report.

"Prior to that, the last Central Texas company to IPO was Yeti Coolers in late October 2018," the report says.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
Directions: Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Sink pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon into cocktail. Drop in one maraschino cherry.
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