ODYSSEY has raised $25 million in its first institutional investor round, co-led by Jason Epstein of Columbus Nova and serial entrepreneur Michael Lazerow. New York-based Odyssey, launched in 2014, is an online publishing platform with over 30 million monthly users and 10,000 contributing writers, most of whom are college students, reports Business Insider. The company has raised $32 million to date and will use the additional money to scale its business, according to a press release. Odyssey’s unpaid contributors agree to produce an article a week to publish and share via company’s platform. Articles are vetted in three rounds of editing before being published.