SVB Annual Soiree: Lawyers, Big Guns and Money

Uncategorized Posted Oct 13, 2006 by metropolis

Penned by CHEN PR Partner, Chris Carleton…

A couple of hundred local tech entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, PR folks, recruiters and assorted Who’s Whoers descended on Newton’s Brae Burn Country Club last night for Silicon Valley Bank’s annual schmooze fest. The party’s always a great barometer for how things are going for the region’s tech circuit. Given the positive vibe that characterized the cocktail chatter, there’s good stuff afoot with startup and established companies alike.

Have to give SVB its props, too. We all go to dozens of these events. One tends to fade into the other in a non-descript, “who’s party was that…” kinda way. But not this event. It’s held in a classy spot. You catch up with a great mix of friends and associates. Every person you bump into from SVB is gracious and affable. It runs like clockwork. And you leave with a nice bottle of wine. What’s not to like about that?

So, thanks again to Phil Ernst and his SVB peers for the hospitality….