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Before Cvent

Pre-1999

There has to be a better way

Reggie was working full time as a lawyer while also organizing 50+ events a year.

He was using Excel, Outlook and yellow sticky notes. Talk about tedious! 

1999-2002

1999

Every pain needs an aspirin

Reggie had an idea to streamline the manual processes of event planning and met with future co-founder and CTO David Quattrone

Reggie and Dave wrote Cvent's first business plan on a bar napkin

2000

Off to a fast start

Reggie, and co-founders David Quattrone and Chuck Ghoorah, grew team from 6 to 125 Cventers

​Caught the eye of Forbes, The Washington Post, and USA Today

2001

Dot-com bubble burst

Forced to downsize team from 125 Cventers to 24

Failure was right around the corner

2003-2010

2003

Opened first office in India

Members of our Cvent India team

2004

Cvent became profitable

 

2008

50,000 venues added to CSN by end of year

Cventers celebrate at the company’s annual holiday party

2010

Grew to 500 Cventers around the world

$2B sourced through the CSN

Grew to 150,000 venues 

2011-2014

2011

A $136M investment

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) visited the Cvent headquarters in McLean, VA to celebrate the expansion of our office headquarters.
Raised external capital which powered product development and acquisitions

2012

Acquisitions and global growth

Acquired CrowdCompass to offer mobile event apps

Hosted first annual Cvent CONNECT user conference

Grew to 1,000+ Cventers worldwide

Cvent’s mobile event app at Cvent CONNECT Europe
Cvent ($CVT) celebrates being publicly traded on NYSE

2013

Going public

Cvent closed $135M Initial Public Offering

London office opened

​$6B sourced through the CSN, now up to 250,000 venues

2015-2019

Cvent OnArrival on display at Cvent CONNECT

2015

Cvent focused on "day of" the event

Acquired Alliance Tech to capture the attendee footprint

Launched OnArrival 360 to modernize check-in

Grew to 2,000+ Cventers worldwide

2016

Cvent taken private for $1.65B

Vista Equity Partners added Cvent to its SaaS portfolio

Cvent acquired Lanyon to further expand its platform

Vista Equity Partners Founder, Chairman, and CEO Robert Smith speaks at Cvent’s annual companywide event to celebrate Cvent being named Company of the Year

2017

Continued momentum

Named Vista Company of the Year, a rare honor for a first-year portfolio company

Hosted first annual Cvent CONNECT Europe user conference

Cvent’s annual Companywide event

2018

Record year

Grew to 3,700+ Cventers worldwide

$16B sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network​

Dubai and Frankfurt offices opened

2019

Continued growth

Grew to 4,200+ Cventers

Reggie named Top SaaS CEO for second year in a row

Cvent celebrates 20 years in business

27,000+

customers

300,000+

users

260,000+

venues on Cvent Supplier Network

Cvent around the world

Celebrate with us!

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