Alameda, Calif. – Vook, an online publisher of
"mixed-media" content, announced on Tuesday that it has closed on a
$5.25 million first round of funding, from investors including VantagePoint
Venture Partners and Floodgate.

Alameda, Calif.-based based Vook’s Vook
multimedia format combines video, text, images and social sharing features, in
a package optimized for tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

The company has
partnered with authors including Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin and Anne Rick to
publish Vook content.

The company will use the funds to accelerate sales and
invest in technology to support growth.


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