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A two-sided market that disintermediates book publishing in a technologically meaningful way.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

Pilcrow connects do-it-yourself authors and freelance service providers (editors, proofreaders, cover designers) through a "social market." Close to than to odesk, Pilcrow uses a an innovative weighting system to rank authors and editors according to skillsets to better create teams for book projects. By owning the first step of the value chain, Pilcrow will become the first 2.0 publishing company.


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    Dan Kessler
    President and Consumer-Side

    2011-2013: President of Palindrome LLC, Ebook publisher
    2010-2011: VC and BizDev, Sony/Happy Madison Prods
    2005-2008: Film/TV Business Affairs for Greenberg Traurig
    M.B.A. Stanford University, B.A. Columbia University

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    Anthony Ziccardi
    Publisher and Supplier-Side

    2005-2013: Deputy Publisher for Simon & Schuster
    2000-2005: Executive VP for RandomHouse
    1991-1996: Nat’l Accounts for HarperCollins
    B.S. Saint John’s University

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    Ariel Vardi
    CTO, Tech and Design

    2008-2012: Lead Engineer for EA Mobile
    2007-2009: Founded and Sold BrooWaha
    Three-time Entrepreneur: BrooWaha, EverySpot, Howler
    M.S. Computer Science Georgia Tech