Vista-backed Cvent acquires event app DoubleDutch


Cvent has acquired San Francisco-based DoubleDutch, an event app. No financial terms were disclosed. Cvent is backed by Vista Equity Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today announced that it has acquired DoubleDutch, one of the unique leaders in the mobile event app industry based in San Francisco. The acquisition of DoubleDutch highlights Cvent’s investment in the mobile technology space and will complement and grow the company’s signature mobile event app and onsite solution capabilities.

Mobile event apps are an integral part of the attendee experience, facilitating – and capturing – engagement that leads to higher event ROI and attendee satisfaction. By acquiring DoubleDutch, Cvent is expanding its commitment to the critically important onsite experience.

“DoubleDutch is an innovator in the mobile event app space and both Cvent and DoubleDutch have a shared mission to unlock the business value of human connection,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO and founder of DoubleDutch. “We are incredibly proud to join the market-leading team at Cvent. With their global reach and scale, we can fuel our passion to change the way people connect, learn, and grow at live events.”

“We are extremely excited to add DoubleDutch to the Cvent family,” said Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Cvent. “By adding DoubleDutch’s industry expertise to Cvent, we accelerate our investment in mobile event technology. We are also proud to welcome the talented DoubleDutch team to our more than 4,000 Cventers worldwide. Together, we will continue to drive innovation in how attendees engage at events.”

About Cvent
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

About DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch’s mission is to unlock the business value of human connections by bringing the power of digital to live experiences. The DoubleDutch Live Engagement Platform powers events, conferences, and trade shows for more than 500 customers including Akamai, LinkedIn, ASAE, SAP, and more. The company has been named one of Deloitte’s 500 fastest growing companies in North America, one of AlwaysOn OnMedia’s 100 Top Private Companies, and one of Forbes’ 10 Hot Companies to Work for in San Francisco. DoubleDutch is based in San Francisco with an additional U.S. office in Phoenix and a global presence in Amsterdam.