Yapert Raises $1.2M For Mobile Magazine

San Diego-based Yapert said this morning that it has raised $1.2M in a seed funding round, for its interactive mobile magazine. According to the firm, the funding was led by the Tech Coast Angels, and also included the Desert Angels, Pasadena Angels, and other independent angel investors. Yapert is led by Phil Kelly, who was formerly a VP at Motorola and President at Dell Computer Asia Pacific. According to Yapert, the new funding brings its total raised to $1.7M, including an earlier angel round last year.

Yapert's moblie magazine focuses on musicians, celebrities, athletes, fitness stars, and others, with a particular focus on stars and brands. The company said it will use the funding for continued platform expansion and sales and marketing. The firm currently has an iOS app, and an Android app in beta.

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