Silicon Valley VCs flee Cougar Night after false report of vice crackdown

A false report about a vice prostitution bust at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel (pictured above) in the heart of Silicon Valley’s venture capital capitol has reportedly cooled down the hot singles scene known as Cougar Night.

For a good chuckle about life in the upper stratosphere of Silicon Valley society, check out the story in the San Jose Mercury News. The hotel in Menlo Park, Calif., is just across the street from the fabled 3000 Sand Hill Road complex and the marquee venture capitalists. Peter Delevett of the Merc said that Thursday evenings featured a great meat market, with “hordes of women in split skirts and stilettos on the prowl for rich techies who are more than happy to oblige.”

That is, until a report surfaced that police had arrested several big-name VCs for soliciting prostitutes. That story appears to be false, but it chilled Cougar Night’s so-called “target-rich environment.” The Merc says that the Rosewood’s Madera restaurant and lounge have taken over as the power brokers’ haven from Buck’s breakfast joint in Woodside, Calif., just up the 280 freeway. The Rosewood was built in 2009 to compete with hot venues such as the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. The Merc said the apparently satirical story on Silicon Valley Pasquinade appeared to be false.

The Merc said that on Thursday nights, the mood shifts to the meat market where “the women are so aggressive.” Of course, now that the Merc has written about this, the place should be even more crowded as the latecomers, onlookers, gossips, tech writers, and the curious will storm the place in search of, er, rich meat.

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