It was revealed over night that Freelancer.com has acquired Warrior Forum in a $3.2 million dollar deal. The move is congruent with the game plan CEO, Matt Barrie spoke of when filing the companies IPO last year.
For those unfamiliar, Warrior Forum is a marketing community site which boasts an engaged community of over 730,000 members. Marketing professionals that use the site, share information on topics like SEO practices and discoveries, mobile marketing, social media hacks, ad networks and other marketing related topics. As reported by Techcrunch last night, more than 7.2 million postings have been made to the forum since it was founded, back in 1997.
Freelancer.com said Warrior Forum will continues to run independantly, with its Freelancer contributing resources and a dedicated team to help with further development of the website.
This is the second acquisition that we know of post IPO, but not the first for Freelancer itself, in 2012 the company acquired vWorker/RentACoder and Scriptlance. This March they made a play into Eastern Europe purchasing Polish freelance marketplace, Zlecenia.przez.net.
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