Open Air Publishing, a New York City-based digital publisher, has closed an $800k seed financing.
Backers include SV Angel, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, The Social+Capital Partnership, Richmond Park Partners, David Tisch (BoxGroup), Advancit Capital, DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures), Graph Ventures, Red Swan, Lars Albright, Sam Stahl, and Josh Mohrer.
Launched in May 2011 by CEO Jon Feldman, Open Air Publishing builds interactive how-to e-books made for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, each featuring video, slideshows, and other content.
In conjunction with the funding announcement, the company also released of four titles for the iPhone:
- Master Your DSLR Camera,
- Speakeasy Cocktails,
- The Better Bacon Book, and
- Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide by FOOD52.