The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition, which follows a financing round led by Lux Capital and joined by Bloomberg Beta, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, TechHammer, ff Venture Capital, and New York Angels, enables Authorea to enhance its platform.
Led by CEO Dr. Alberto Pepe, Authorea provides an online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish.
The Winnower, founded by Dr. Joshua Nicholson in 2014, is a publisher of preprints and grey literature, outputs that are often overlooked by traditional publishers. It offers traditional research publishing tools, such as a digital object identifier and permanent archival, to non-traditional documents like Reddit r/science Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) transcripts, blog posts, preprints, grant applications, citizen science reports, etc.