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The VC League of Justice

Posted by Scott Kirsner  July 28, 2009 12:57 PM

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flybridge-sm.jpgIsn't it just like a venture capitalist to imagine that he's a super-hero, capable of saving troubled companies, forging strategic partnerships, and negotiating deal terms without breaking a sweat?

The guys at Flybridge Capital Partners in Boston throw a big bash in Maine every July, and one of the highlights is a Saturday night costume party. The theme this year was "Heroes and Villains"... and you have to give the Flybridge team credit for going all out. That's Jeff Bussgang as Batman, David Aronoff as Wonder Woman, Chip Hazard as Aquaman, Jon Karlen as the Green Lantern, and Michael Greeley as Superman.

The party also brought out Princess Leia, Pac Man, Cruella DeVille, Harry Potter, the Joker, the Ghostbusters, and Sarah Palin. I guess it depends on your politics whether you consider her a villain or heroine...

The photo album is here.

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2 comments so far...
  1. Wow! This is your front page article? Goes to show how slow the VC and entrepreneurial activities in Boston are these days...

    Posted by Scorpio July 28, 09 07:11 PM
  1. Scorpio - I think VC is slow everywhere right now. But Flybridge, despite their hardy partying, is one of the rare firms still doing deals. Earlier this month, they funded a new drug-device company:

    http://www.tarisbiomedical.com/ui/docs/pr_6_24_09.pdf

    Posted by Scott Kirsner July 31, 09 09:32 AM
 

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