Why I left MarketWatch, and why I started Vator.tv

Technology trends and news by Bambi Francisco Roizen
April 7, 2007 | Comments (2)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/3

Vator.tv began as a little garage project that I started last year to help me vet startups' pitches and to give exposure to those I'd invariably overlook as a columnist.  It was always understood that if and when the company showed some traction (potential conflicts would therefore invariably arise), I would have to make the choice to stay at MarketWatch and cut ties with Vator.tv or run my venture. The time came. MarketWatch asked me if I wanted to stay full-time or if I wanted to run Vator.tv. On Friday, I decided to run Vator.tv full-time. With much regret, I'm leaving MarketWatch, my employer for eight years, as a full-time columnist and correspondent. I do hope to maintain ties.

I'm going to try my hand as an entrepreneur. I think I'm making the right decision. If I didn't make this decision, I would always regret not trying. Go to Bambi.blogs.com to read comments from that post.

Note about vator.tv:  The alpha site just launched Jan. 1 (with the real site to launch soon), so the current site is really just a taste of what Vator.tv is all about. The new and more improved site launches this month.


Joe Lorkovic, on June 10, 2007

Vator.tv is a great idea, one of the best uses for internet video I have seen and I have researched internet video extensively. Thanks for putting it together Bambi, I am sure it will do great; in fact I think its likely set a new industry standard. In the future investors may typically require a vator.tv video with supplemental information rather than executive summary.

Bambi Francisco Roizen, on June 10, 2007

Thanks for the kind words. I sure hope that Vator.tv will be a requirement. Wouldn't that be something!

Jay Peek, on August 16, 2008

If after only 1 year I've discovered vator.tv, you're headed for a whole lotta trouble miss.

Your content on this site is just stunning and I bounce back and forth between vator.tv, bigthink.com, and youtube.

With the advance of brave-new-world bandwidth standards and "gigabytes per second" coming soon- you're more than ahead of the curve with the explosion and subsequent reformation of "currency" as we know it.

google "HomePlug".

NyTimes: http://preview.tinyurl.com/6rrhj

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