Calif. – Vook, a developer of
e-book tools that allow publishers to integrate text, video, pictures, social
media and links, said on Friday that it has raised $2.5 million in a new round
of seed funding.
Investors included Ron Conway; Kenneth Lerer, chairman of the
Huffington Post; Maples Investments; Baseline Ventures and Founder Collective.
The company plans to use the proceeds to accelerate growth in all areas of its
business in 2010.
Since its formal launch last fall, Alameda, Calif.-based Vook
has formed publishing relationships with Simon & Schuster, HarperStudio and
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., and announced titles with bestselling writers
including Seth Godin and Anne Rice.
"We believe we’re bringing Vook to
market at the exact right time to help transform an industry, drive creativity
and create a whole new media experience for consumers," said Brad Inman,
the founder and CEO of Vook.