Vook Raises $5.25 Million, Builds Media Fit For Tablets And Smartphones

Vook, which bills itself as a digital publisher of mixed-media reading, has raised $5.25 million in Series A financing from investors including VantagePoint Venture Partners and Floodgate.

Vook publishes mixed-media content dubbed ‘Vooks’, uniting video, text, images and social sharing into an integrated experience.

This helps publishers, authors and media companies alike to recreate and distribute existing content in a new form, fit for modern-day tablets, e-readers and smartphones.

The company already has partnerships in place with a number of book publishers and agents, and published ‘Vooks’ with bestselling authors like Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin and Tom Peters.

Vook has also launched its own digital e-book imprint, which will deliver 500 ‘how to’ and educational titles to the market later this year.

Vook was founded in 2008 by serial Internet entrepreneur Bradley Inman, who previously founded Inman News, HomeGain.com (which he sold to Classified Ventures in 2005) and TurnHere.com. Meet the rest of the team here.

The company raised $2.5 million in seed funding last year, from rock star investors like Ron Conway, Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective, Maples Investments and Lerer Ventures.