scrible, Inc., a San Mateo, CA-based start up that develops online reading and research technology, received a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This funding will enable the company to add engineering and development staff to its team.
In conjunction with the funding, scrible has released its bookmarklet tool and web app, and has launched a beta service with the goal to gather feedback from early users to rapidly refine the service.
Led by CEO Victor Karkar, Scrible offers a cloud-based service that allows Internet users such as students, researchers and professionals to richly annotate web pages in any browser and manage and collaborate on them online.
This funding builds on the NSF’s previous Phase I Award of $100,000.