Bambi Francisco

Journalist, Person


Who is Bambi Francisco?

Bambi Francisco is founder and CEO of - one of the largest social networks dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs, and VatorNews, which provides news, analysis and editorials about entrepreneurship and innovation.

She is a former syndicated columnist and correspondent for Dow Jones MarketWatch. She covered Internet trends and investments across the public and private sectors. Her newsletter subscriber base reached more than 400,000 subscribers. She started her career at MarketWatch in 1999, as Internet editor and morning business anchor for KPIX, a CBS affiliate. At the time, MarketWatch was owned by CBS.

In 2001, Bambi was named to the "blue-chip" financial reporting all-star team by The Journal of Financial Reporters, the leading organization for the business news industry. Adweek named her one of the top ten most influential journalists on the Web.

She left MarketWatch in April 2007 to manage her internet startup,, full-time. Concerns were expressed by management regarding conflicts of interest concerning her ownership of the venture during her employment at MarketWatch.

Among the articles she wrote at MarketWatch was a diary-like account of her three-week trek to Nepal. In it she made a quick allusion to how hiking in the Himalayas was similar to watching the rise and fall of the Internet bubble.

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on July 23, 2013


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