Launches New Newsroom Sites Geared Towards Technology Startups and Entrepreneurs

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RSS, the leading social media site for startups, announced Thursday that it has spun off its newsroom operation as a separate Web site, VatorNews, and it will be accessible on its own URL - and - as well as The move comes as rolls out a new design for the newsroom to better highlight its increased video coverage of technology startups, private investments and entrepreneurship, as well as its growing base of contributors.

The new design will make it easier for users to uncover the hundreds of video interviews, blog posts and community comments that have made the site a go-to resource for startup news and information. For instance, VatorNews has a couple hundred videos of lessons from entrepreneurs and investors, sharing advice about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and what investors look for in an entrepreneur. Those entrepreneurs include recent high-profile stars Max Levchin, Slide founder CEO, to veteran entrepreneurs, Trip Hawkins, founder Electronic Arts and Digital Chocolate, to entertainers, MC Hammer.
"These lessons have been an invaluable resource to our community as they've helped entrepreneurs think about how to build their businesses," said Bambi Francisco, Vator CEO and co-founder. "We were told by our community that this content was buried. So, we wanted to bring them out and make them more accessible."

The newsroom will also highlight video and text-based content generated by Vator's growing community of contributors. Recent contributors include venture capitalists Jeremy Liew and Fred Wilson, and technology executives like Microsoft's Don Dodge. Each contributor will now have their own channel that readers can subscribe to.

Additionally. the newsroom will help to showcase more video segments and shows created by Vator contributors, such as Outside the Inbox, an irreverent look at technology news, to IvyBrain, a show on how to build a business.

"Many of our contributor shows are hosted by CEOs," said Francisco." Even though they're not trained on-air personalities, they're great because they know the material so well. Moreover, some of them are really entertaining."

VatorNews is now divided into four sections: "Interviews of executives and investors," "Lessons learned from entrepreneurs and investors," "Technology and finance trends" and "Shows and segments."

About is the leading social media and networking site focused on emerging technology companies and private investment trends. allows hot startups to be discovered by investors, media and partners through their dynamic company profiles and Vator's newsroom, VatorNews. The company profiles are created by the entrepreneurs, but through voting, rating and commenting, the Vator community separates the hot companies from the pack. In addition to the social network, Vator's newsroom is comprised of contributing bloggers and video bloggers. VatorNews is the leading video network for startups. was co-found by Bambi Francisco (CEO) and Cyril Brignone (CTO). Prior to launching Vator in June 2007, Bambi was a syndicated columnist and correspondent covering internet and emerging technology trends and investments across the public and private sectors for Dow Jones MarketWatch. is an extension of Bambi's passion to give investors an edge by exposing opportunities at the earliest stages. More information at

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