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Co-founder of Skype invests in Versita

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Co-founder of Skype, Ambient Sound Investments (ASI), is to invest 400,000 Euros in the online scientific publisher Versita. Working with ASI is expected to help Versita bring world-class electronic-publishing technology solutions such as MetaPress, Editorial Manager and ebrary to scientific and professional content publishers in Central and Eastern Europe. Versita will also set up local language platforms for e-content distribution in the countries of the region.

Jacek Ciesielski, the CEO of Versita said: ‘Versita values ASI's experience in investing in technology companies and the knowledge of the CEE region which contributes to the understanding of our business and the market. We also appreciate the young and enthusiastic team of ASI and their fresh, innovative approach to business development.’

Established in 2001, Versita publishes scientific electronic journals focused on Central and Eastern European research, and distributes globally with Springer.