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Cvent’s SPAC deal with Dragoneer values company at $5.3bn

Global event management software and technology provider Cvent is returning to the public markets with a Special Merger Acquisition Company (SPAC) deal announced 23 July. Cvent’s SPAC merger is with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II (NASDAQ:DGNS) and values the company at USD$5.3bn. Cvent, founded in 1999, expects to use $801m of the capital raised by the transaction to accelerate innovation...

Eventbrite integrates further with Zoom as it bets on hybrid

Event platform Eventbrite has announced it is integrating further with Zoom, as the company bets on virtual and hybrid events. Eventbrite has redesigned its integration with the video calling platform, as it builds on the more than 1.4 million online experiences it facilitated last year. The company says it is now seven times faster to use Zoom in Eventbrite events than previously. Users no longer...

vFairs and Zoom sign partnership

vFairs, a virtual/hybrid event platform, has signed a partnership with Zoom to integrate the two platforms. The partnership will see Zoom webinars integrated into the vFairs platform, which allows delegates to explore 3D representations of an exhibition or conference. They can click through different areas of a venue, and explore virtual exhibition booths. Speakers will be able to address an on-si...

Ergonomics in the age of the virtual meeting

Are you working extra-hard through the pandemic to plan a conference or meeting? Then taking a moment to listen to your body and making changes to reduce your risk of musculoskeletal injury have never been more important, says leading UK health ergonomist Nichola Adams Like so many others, I have had to pivot to provide my services remotely rather than face-to-face. My team at my consultancy Inspi...

Zoom to launch ticketed events platform OnZoom across US

US-based video communications company Zoom has announced that it will be launching OnZoom, an events platform and marketplace able to hold ticketed online experiences. The new platform is launching in beta with live events for fitness, music and more. Events can host up to 1,000 attendees, and the number of attendees allowed at each event is dependent on the host’s Zoom subscription level. While t...