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Vook, Inc.

Vook is a cloud based e-publishing platform that enables users to read books, watch videos, and connect with authors and friends through social media. Read more

Brad Inman's photo - Founder & CEO of Vook, Inc.

Founder & CEO

Brad Inman

CEO Approval Rating

68/100

Founded:

08/2008

Status:

PrivateIndependent Company

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AzureFire is a top competitor of Vook, Inc.. AzureFire was founded in , } in null. AzureFire competes in the Systems Software industry. Compared to Vook, Inc., AzureFire generates $10M more revenue.

E-Reads is Vook, Inc.'s #2 competitor. E-Reads is headquartered in , , and was founded in null. E-Reads operates in the industry. E-Reads generates NaN% the revenue of Vook, Inc..

FastPencil has been one of Vook, Inc.'s top competitors. FastPencil is a Private company that was founded in 2008 in Campbell, California. FastPencil operates in the Publishing industry. Compared to Vook, Inc., FastPencil has 10 more employees.

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Vook, Inc. Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
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Publishing Business, Coliloquy

Nov 2014

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undisclosed
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Byliner, Inc.

Sep 2014

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undisclosed
Byliner operates as a discovery engine for readers to find great long form content.

These are all the companies that Vook, Inc. has acquired. Vook, Inc. has acquired 2 companies and its latest acquisition was Publishing Business, Coliloquy in Nov 2014.

Vook, Inc. Funding History

Since Vook, Inc. was founded in 08/2008, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Vook, Inc. has raised $7.8M. Vook, Inc.'s last funding round was on Jan 2011 for a total of $5.2M

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FUNDING DATE

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Series A
Jan 2011
$5.3M
Seed
Feb 2010
$2.5M

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Since Vook, Inc. was founded in 08/2008, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Vook, Inc. has raised $7.8M. Vook, Inc.'s last funding round was on Jan 2011 for a total of $5.2M

Vook, Inc. Investments

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These are all the companies that Vook, Inc. has invested in. Vook, Inc. has invested 2 companies and its latest investment was Publishing Business, Coliloquy in Nov 2014.

Vook, Inc. News

September 15, 2014FINSMEs

Vook to Acquire Byliner

New York City-based Vook, Inc. is acquiring...... See more »
September 12, 2014VENTUREBEAT

Vook buys Byliner, a premium web service for fiction & nonfiction stories

The deal hints at the value of services that let readers pay as they go for longer work online.... See more »
September 11, 2014PANDODAILY

Byliner acquired by Vook. Existing authors to get big royalty bump

Earlier this year, I wrote about my experiences with Byliner, the ebook publishing house that had fal... See more »
September 11, 2014TALKING NEWS MEDIA

Digital publishing company Vook acquires e-singles publisher Byliner

Byliner authors are told Vook will be increasing their royalty rates to 85% of net revenues The digit... See more »
September 11, 2014PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Week of September 15, 2014

September 10, 2014PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Vook Acquires Byliner

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Vook, Inc. Headquarters

229 W 43rd St 8th Floor

New York, New York10036

510-735-7904

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Vook, Inc. Summary

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Vook is a cloud based e-publishing platform that enables users to read books, watch videos, and connect with authors and friends through social media. Vook, Inc. was founded in 08/2008. Vook, Inc.'s headquarters is located in New York, New York, USA 1...

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Vook, Inc.'s Founder & CEO, Brad Inman, currently has an approval rating of 68%. Vook, Inc.'s primary competitors are AzureFire, E-Reads & FastPencil.

Website

vook.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Vook, Inc.

  1. When was Vook, Inc. founded?

    Vook, Inc. was founded in 08/2008
  2. Who is Vook, Inc.'s CEO?

    Vook, Inc.'s CEO is Brad Inman
  3. How much revenue does Vook, Inc. generate?

    Vook, Inc. generates $ < 1M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Vook, Inc. have?

    Vook, Inc. has historically raised $7.8M in funding
  1. Where is Vook, Inc.'s headquarters?

    Vook, Inc.'s headquarters is in New York New York, USA
  2. How many employees does Vook, Inc. have?

    Vook, Inc. has 30 employees
  3. Who are Vook, Inc.'s competitors?

    Vook, Inc.'s top competitors are AzureFire, E-Reads, FastPencil