The digital publishing platform MAZ, co-founded by an ex-Apple employee has announced a $1 million seed round led by Expansion Venture Capital, which has also backed other mobile app-based startups such as Apptopia and Appstack.
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“We have been an almost entirely bootstrapped startup since our launch over two years ago,” said the CEO of MAZ Paul Canetti, who co-founded the startup after quitting a job in Apple. The core team also includes the CIO Simon Baumer and the CTO Shikha Arora, ex-Adobe staff member.
The idea behind MAZ (which is an abbreviation from MagAppZine) is to build a cloud-based publication platform, allowing users to create, distribute, and manage their digital publications as native iPad apps without having to hire a developer for this purpose. All what the user has to do is to fill in their app’s details and upload issues in PDF… and, of course, to pay a fee of $299 per month.
Currently, the company’s key markets are the US and India.
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