The opening party of Boston-based Northbridge Venture Partners' West Coast office in San Mateo, CA could not have come at a more awkward time. With the U.S. stock market sinking fast and rumors of venture capitalists being unable to access funds committed to them, I did not expect the shindig to be a happy affair.
But it was, on the surface at least, with free-flowing wine and sushi, and a crowded new office filled with hopeful entrepreneurs and curious VCs. The giant flat-screen in the conference room was tuned to the Red Sox game, not CNN.
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