Cvent Announces New Independent Board Members for Post-Merger Company

~ New Board members announced in anticipation of Cvent and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II merger completing in December ~

~ Nominees bring extensive public company, technology, and SaaS experience, to help drive Cvent’s growth and capitalize on the expanding meetings and events technology opportunity ~

Tysons, VA (December 1, 2021) — Cvent Inc. (“Cvent”), a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider today announced two new Independent Board members who are expected to join its Board of Directors following the completion of the previously announced business combination with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II (Nasdaq: DGNS), which is expected to close on December 8, 2021. The newly appointed Independent Board members will include Chief Financial Officer of Squarespace, Marcela Martin; and former CFO of Cloudera, Jim Frankola, who will be Audit Committee Chairman.

“Cvent has been a leader in the meetings and events space since 1999, and their successful pivot and expansion into virtual and hybrid events in the face of the global pandemic is why I am especially excited to join their Board,” said Frankola. “I’ve witnessed the team’s passion and experienced the company’s innovative technology first-hand; and their mission to power the human connection is one that resonates now more than ever. I look forward to working with the Cvent team and supporting their continued growth and success in this new digital event landscape.”

“We’re proud to have Jim and Marcela join the Cvent Board as we once again become a public company,” said Cvent CEO & Founder, Reggie Aggarwal. “They join a best-in-class Board of Directors with proven track records and deep domain expertise. Over the last 21 years, we have successfully scaled Cvent from a 2-person start-up to the 4,000+-person global company we are today. As we enter this new chapter, we look forward to working with the Board to accelerate our growth and capture the larger market opportunity as the event industry continues its digital transformation.”

Additional Information on Board Members

  • Marcela Martin 

Ms. Martin has been Chief Financial Officer of Squarespace, a website building and hosting company, since November 2020. Prior to joining Squarespace, Ms. Martin held several executive leadership positions. Ms. Martin was Chief Financial Officer for Booking.com, a digital travel company, from January 2019 to November 2020 where she led the company’s finance function and oversaw finance operations, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Between January 2016 and December 2018, Ms. Martin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Geographic. Between November of 1998 and December of 2015, Ms. Martin held positions with Fox International Channels, including Executive Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In September 2021, Ms. Martin joined both the board of Avalara, a provider of tax automation for businesses, and the board of Chegg, Inc., an education technology company, as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Martin received an M.B.A. from the University of Liverpool, and received a bachelor’s in administration from Universidad de Morón with an expertise in accounting. Ms. Martin’s experience working as an executive financial operations leader and her skills related to emerging technology companies will make her a valuable asset to the New Cvent Board.

  • Jim Frankola

Mr. Frankola was Chief Financial Officer of Cloudera, a company that provides a hybrid cloud platform for data, between October 2012 and October 2021. In this position, Mr. Frankola oversaw finance, accounting, data, and information technology functions. Presently, Mr. Frankola is a Strategic Advisor to Cloudera and has been a Director of Ansys, a multi-physics engineering simulation software company, since March 2021. Prior to joining Cloudera, Mr. Frankola was Chief Financial Officer of Yodlee, a provider of cloud-based personal financial management solutions, from 2010 to 2012. Between 2006 and 2010, Mr. Frankola was a Director of Actividentity, an authentication and credential management company. Mr. Frankola also served as Chief Financial Officer at Ariba, a software and information technology services company, from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Frankola received an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in accounting from Penn State University. Mr. Frankola’s experience working as a financial executive with cloud-based technology and software companies will make him a valuable asset to the New Cvent Board.

 

Additional Information

In connection with the Business Combination, Dragoneer has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a preliminary prospectus and preliminary proxy statement. Dragoneer has mailed a definitive proxy statement/final prospectus and other relevant documents to its shareholders. This communication is not a substitute for the Registration Statement, the definitive proxy statement/final prospectus or any other document that Dragoneer has sent to its shareholders in connection with the Business Combination. The information filed by Dragoneer contains substantially more information about Cvent than is being furnished with this communication and may contain information that an investor will consider important in making a decision regarding an investment in Dragoneer securities. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF DRAGONEER ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IN CONNECTION WITH DRAGONEER’S SOLICITATION OF PROXIES FOR ITS EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD TO APPROVE THE BUSINESS COMBINATION (AND RELATED MATTERS), AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND THE EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH SOLICITATION BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PARTIES TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION. The definitive proxy statement/final prospectus has been mailed to shareholders of Dragoneer as of the record date of October 29, 2021 for voting on the Business Combination. Shareholders are also able to obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II, One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite M500, San Francisco, California, 94129.

Participants in the Solicitation

Dragoneer, Cvent and certain of their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management, and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Dragoneer’s shareholders in connection with the Business Combination. DRAGONEER’S SHAREHOLDERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS MAY OBTAIN, WITHOUT CHARGE, MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS OF DRAGONEER IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020, WHICH WAS FILED WITH THE SEC ON MARCH 31, 2021 AND IN ITS QUARTERLY REPORTS ON FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTERS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021, JUNE 30, 2021 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, WHICH WERE FILED WITH THE SEC ON JUNE 21, 2021, AUGUST 16, 2021 AND NOVEMBER 15, 2021, RESPECTIVELY. INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERSONS WHO MAY, UNDER SEC RULES, BE DEEMED PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES TO DRAGONEER’S SHAREHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND OTHER MATTERS TO BE VOTED AT THE SPECIAL MEETING ARE SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE BUSINESS COMBINATION. Investors and Dragoneer’s shareholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the Business Combination of Dragoneer’s directors and officers in Dragoneer’s filings with the SEC, including the Registration Statement filed with the SEC by Dragoneer, which includes the proxy statement of Dragoneer for the Business Combination, and such information and names of Cvent’s directors and executive officers are also in the Registration Statement filed with the SEC by Dragoneer, which includes the proxy statement of Dragoneer for the Business Combination.

Forward Looking Statements

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Forward-looking statements in this communication include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future events, such as the proposed Business Combination between Dragoneer and Cvent, including the timing and structure of the transaction, the likelihood and ability of the parties to successfully consummate the Business Combination, the PIPE and the Forward Purchase Agreement, the amount of funds available in the trust account as a result of shareholder redemptions or otherwise, as well as statements about the composition of the board of directors of the company. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this communication will prove to be accurate. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, the general economic, political, business and competitive conditions; the inability of the parties to consummate the Business Combination or the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement or any related agreements or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties following the announcement of the Business Combination and the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination; the ability of existing investors to redeem the ability to complete the Business Combination due to the failure to obtain approval from Dragoneer’s shareholders, or the risk that the approval of the shareholders of Dragoneer for the potential transaction is otherwise not obtained; the failure to satisfy other closing conditions in the Business Combination Agreement or otherwise, the occurrence of any event that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement; the failure to obtain financing to complete the Business Combination, including to consummate the PIPE or the transactions contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination; the impact of COVID-19 on Cvent’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Business Combination; the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the Business Combination; changes to the proposed structure of the Business Combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the Business Combination; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, including as a result of a delay in consummating the potential transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of Dragoneer and Cvent; the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of Dragoneer or Cvent as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the post-acquisition company’s securities on Nasdaq following the Business Combination; changes in applicable laws or regulations and delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain regulatory approvals required to complete the Business Combination; costs related to the Business Combination; and other risks and uncertainties, including those to be included under the header “Risk Factors” in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by Dragoneer with the SEC, those included under the header “Risk Factors” in the final prospectus of Dragoneer related to its initial public offering and those under the heading “Summary Risk Factors” in the investor presentation filed as Exhibit 99.3 to Dragoneer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 23, 2021. Furthermore, if the forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In addition, you are cautioned that past performance may not be indicative of future results. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not rely on these statements in making an investment decision or regard these statements as a representation or warranty by us or any other person that we will achieve our objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. The forward-looking statements in this communication represent our views as of the date of this communication. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we have no current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication.

Disclaimer

This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Business Combination or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer or securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act.

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About Cvent

Cvent Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: CVT), is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees and nearly 21,000 customers worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create engaging, impactful experiences. Cvent is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices around the world to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

About Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II

Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II is a blank check company formed by an affiliate of Dragoneer Investment Group. Dragoneer Investment Group is a growth-oriented investment firm with over $21 billion in long-duration capital from many of the world’s leading endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. The firm has a history of partnering with management teams growing exceptional companies characterized by sustainable differentiation and superior economic models. The firm’s track record includes public and private investments across industries and geographies, with a particular focus on technology-enabled businesses. Dragoneer has been an investor in companies such as Airbnb, Alibaba, Atlassian, AppFolio, Bytedance, Ceridian, Chime, Datadog, Doordash, Duck Creek, PointClickCare, Procore, Slack, Samsara, ServiceTitan, Snowflake, Spotify, Uber, UiPath and others.