Anne Orens, somebody I've known and respected for almost 15 years since we met at Little, Brown & Company, is the Chief Marketing Officer of a start-up company called Tizra, which is creating software to automate web publishing. Anne gave me a demo a few months ago, and from what I could see, the applications go far beyond scholarly publishing.
This Forbes article provides a glimpse into life at Tizra in the post-dot.com apocalypse world of start-ups. As an independent consultant with a home office, I can appreciate the perks and pitfalls of barking dogs, children doing homework, and the bathrobe dress code.
It looks like funding is on its way. Worth a look.