In a regulatory filing uncovered by PE Week, Blurb Inc. is described as a “San Rafael, Calif.-based provider of self-publishing software and services.” Participants in the first round include Canaan Partners and Anthem Capital Management.
The company’s place-holder front page on its web site says it’s in “stealth-mode” but your intrepid reporters here at paidContent have been able to pick up a bit more.
Blurb CEO Eileen Gittins, called a “serial CEO” (midway through page) said last year that the company was a solution to on-demand publishing of books.
Blurb.com’s domain was registered by Dr. Dan Crow, who describes himself as “a software engineer and artificial intelligence researcher, specializing in intelligent search technology, machine learning and semantic text analysis.” His resume lists him as Blurb’s VP-product and technology, and a founding member of Blurb’s product development team.
More important for those of us who like a good puzzle, here’s his description of the company: “Blurb is a stealth mode startup working on an exciting new consumer technology. It will combine user-centric UI design with intelligent search technology to bring a disruptive techology to the market.”