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Online media publisher Vox Media — owner of tech news site The Verge, sports blog network SB Nation, and game news site Vox Games — has raised $17 million in a new round of funding.
The company hasn’t announced the funding yet, but The Next Web spotted a Form D filing the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The round brings Vox Media’s total funding to $40 million.
The company has been hiring a number of famous game editors for its game site, including Chris Grant, former editor-in-chief of Joystiq; Brian Crecente, former editor-in-chief of Kotaku; and Russ Pitts, former editor-in-chief of of The Escapist. Joshua Topolsky, former head of Engadget, runs The Verge.
Vox Media, which is headquartered in Washington D.C., previously raised $23 million in funding from Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Allen & Company and Providence Equity Partners. Actor and angel investor Ashton Kutcher is an advisor to the company.
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