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Software for events, conferences, and meetings

Cvent, a privately heldsoftware-as-a-service(SaaS) company that specializes in meetings management technology. The company offers web-based software for meeting site selection, online event registration,event managementemail marketing, and web surveys.[2]The company is owned by private equity firmVista Equity Partners.

Cvent was founded in September 1999 by Reggie Aggarwal. That same year it received $17 million inventure capitaland grew its staff to 125 employees. Following thedot-com bubbleburst and theSeptember 11 attacks, Cvent faced near-bankruptcy and was forced to cut 80% of its staff.[3]

The company became profitable again by 2003. In 2011, Cvent was growing by 50% a year and received $136 million of funding fromNew Enterprise Associatesin July 2011, which, at the time, was the largest investment in a U.S. software company since 2007.[3][4][5]

In 2012, the firm entered the mobile market by acquiring two event application developers. On June 13, it announced acquisition ofAustin-based startup Seed Labs, recentlyrebrandedas CrowdTorch, for $4.2 million.[6]Seven days later, it announced its acquisition ofPortland-based application developer CrowdCompass for $10 million.[7]CrowdTorch develops mobile applications for consumer-oriented events and CrowdCompass develops mobile applications for business-related events.[6]Cvent filed an S-1 with theU.S. Securities and Exchange Commissionon July 8, 2013, proposing aninitial public offeringof 5.6 million shares.[8]It went public on theNew York Stock Exchangeon August 9, 2013,[8]at an initial price of $21.[9]The company raised $117.6 million and received amarket capitalizationof more than a billion dollars. The IPO was referenced in regards to its use of theJOBS Act, which enabled the company to quickly offer an IPO.[9]

In 2016, the company was acquired by venture capital company Vista Equity Partners for $USD 1.65 billion.[10]

In July 2000 Cvent introduced its firstSaaSproduct, a web-based tool for event planners to manage invitations and collect registration fees.[11][12]In 2006, it introduced a product for conducting online surveys,[citation needed]which was followed by the introduction of the Cvent Supplier Network two years later. The Supplier Network is a free, online marketing place that connects meeting planners with venues and services.[13]In 2009, the company began offeringprofessional services.[citation needed]

An app development tool, CrowdTorch, was launched in 2009.[citation needed]Cvent also produces a Destination Guide, a free, online, 8,000-page travel guide designed for meeting planners with information about 800 different destinations.[14]A Strategic Meetings Management helps users manage budgets.[15][16]

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