JT Long

JT Long is content chief at Smart Meetings. She brings 25 years of experience in journalism and community-building and has written books on management and motivation.

Cvent Going Public with $5.3 Billion Valuation, Big Bet on Omnichannel Future

Meeting technology provider Cvent announced today that it is going public with a valuation of $5.3 billion and the ticker symbol CVT for Cvent Holding Corp. The merger with special purpose acquisition corporation Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. is scheduled to close in the fourth quarter of this year will allow the 20-year-old company to raise $801 million to pay down debt and invest in product innovation.


Stories from SoCal’s Reopening

Reno and Tahoe: Ready to Go Right Now

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Site Inspection: Houston, Texas

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How to Negotiate a Star-Studded Return to F2F Meetings

As California opened up in June to unmasked gatherings for those who have been fully vaccinated, Smart Meetings was in Southern California at W Hollywood Hotel for a 1-Day Experience that rolled out the red carpet for top meeting professionals.