Last October, Freelancer.com filed for an IPO with the goal of raising $14.2 million that it intended to use the IPO funds for organic growth and also acquisition opportunities. The company recently confirmed that it’s spent part of the money raised to buy Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals.
$3.2 million was spent on the 732,000+ member marketing community site, Warrior Forum, where marketing professionals swap intel on topics ranging from SEO to mobile marketing and social media to ad networks. Over 7.2 million postings have been made to the forum since it was founded, in 1997.
After the acquisition, Warrior Forum will be run as an independent site, with its new parent contributing resources and a dedicated team to help fuel further development of the community site. Freelancer.com, was founded in 2009, has acquired several companies over the years including tech freelance jobs site vWorker/RentACoder and IT marketplace Scriptlance, both in 2012. This past March the company acquired Polish freelance marketplace, Zlecenia.przez.net.
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