The Vested team raised a glass with financial journalists, industry pros and select clients at Flûte Midtown Bar & Lounge ahead of an industry event last week. Despite the rain, more than 100 guests broke out their best evening-wear for a glamorous night with us.
The fizzy and fabulous happy hour featured a photo booth, h’ordeuvres and, of course, bubbly. The intimate space allowed for mixing and mingling with various financial journalists and professionals, including those from the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Financial Times, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and others, while snacking on sauteed shrimp, gourmet sliders and our office favorite: mini quesadillas.
In true Vested form, we dressed the mixed drinks with our classic green illuminated ice cubes, and served drinks and food alike with branded napkins for our newly revamped tech platform, Qwoted. Each napkin showcased the profile of a financial source, including our Chief Economist Milton Ezrati, how it might appear on the platform.
Vested’s resident DJ Tommy spun some tunes to help set the mood for guests to loosen up, grab a friend, and strike a pose in the photo booth. And what good is a photo booth without props? Our already dolled up ladies and gentleman grabbed masks, hats and some champagne for the camera.
We’re always looking for ways to connect with financial journalists and clients on a more personal level, and it’s time we really value, so parties like the one at Flûte are the perfect opportunity. But it’s not the only one.
Ahead of Money20/20 in Vegas, we hosted a VIP event at CHICA to celebrate the launch of Focus on Fintech Season 2, which is hosted by CEO of Vested Ventures Eric Hazard. The star-studded event gathered more than 200 of the leading fintech CEOs, heads of innovation and financial communications executives for a sneak peak of the show.
Earlier this year we hosted our Som-mer Soireé, a wine-tasting tour of France inside 745 5th Avenue. The space showcased the work of famous French architects Jean Nouvel and Thierry Despont and featured Master Sommerlier Pascaline Lepeltier. She is the co-author of “The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass.”
If you toasted with us at Flûte last week, take a look through our photos from the event below. See someone you know? Feel free to share!