Calgary-based Communo raises $3.3 million to expand

The company says Calgary’s nascent digital district is attracting talent and companies from Alberta and from abroad

Calgary-based Communo, developer of a platform for advertising, marketing and digital agencies and professionals to give and get work, announced Thursday it has secured $3.3 million in funding to help it expand into the U.S. and UK markets.

Total seed funding by the company is $4.3 million.

“We created Communo because we believe the way agencies find and engage with talent needs to change – for the good of the work and the good of their businesses,” said Ryan Gill, Co-founder and CEO of Communo. “The seed round will allow us to enhance our offering to both agencies and freelancers, aggressively expand our footprint in new markets, and grow our tightly knit and vetted community of marketing pros to share work, share growth and share success.

“We are excited to be building Communo within what we’ve dubbed Calgary’s ‘Digital District’, which is attracting talent and companies not just from Alberta, but from abroad. We look forward to working with the city of Calgary, and are optimistic about potential funding from OCIF (Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund) and the province of Alberta to further develop our

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