Arik Hesseldahl

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Cvent Lands Huge $136 Million Funding Round

Cvent, a company that specializes in online event management tools, said today it has secured a funding round worth $136 million, led by New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners with Greenspring Associates participating. The company, based in McLean, Va., says it plans to hire 200 people during the next year. Its customers include Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik