Freelancer.com Announces Acquisition of Warrior ForumFreelancer.com, a freelancing marketplace, has acquired Warrior Forum, an Internet marketing forum. Warrior Forum has been online since 1997 and has over 7.2 million postings. TechCrunch reports that Freelancer.com paid $3.2 million for the forum, which has 732,000 members. Freelancer.com filed for an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange last year.
TechCrunch says Freelancer.com will run Warrior Forum as an independent site after the acquisition. Warrior Forum founder Allen Says also says this in a post about the merger.
Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie said in a statement, "We are looking forward to working with the Warrior Forum community to take it to the next phase. Allen has done a tremendous job over the last 17 years to build the business to where it is today. Warrior Forum will remain independent, and we're committed to listening to the community and we'll be providing a dedicated team and resources to make the marketplace and forums even better."Today I am happy to announce that Warrior Forum will become part of the Freelancer.com family. I've spent a long time thinking about what the best next step should be and I feel certain that Freelancer.com will be able to provide Warrior Forum with the resources, energy and time required to continue the community and improve it to make it even bigger and better.
Freelancer.com is the world's largest outsourcing and freelancing marketplace with a community of over 10.8 million skilled professionals from all over the globe. They are growing quickly and have participated in forums just like you and I.
Warrior Forum will remain independent to Freelancer.com and will have a separate dedicated team to better support you. I know they are excited to be joining our great community and will be working alongside us to take Warrior Forum to the next level.
Posted on April 19, 2014