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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald