Listed by Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II
In accordance with Rule 425 of the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed in accordance with the rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Company concerned: Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II
Commission file No. 001-39709
Date: December 1, 2021
Cvent announces new independent board members of post-merger company
~ New board members announced in anticipation of the merger of Cvent and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II ending in December ~
~ Nominees bring extensive experience in state-owned enterprises, technology and SaaS, to help drive Cvent’s growth and capitalize on the growing opportunity of meeting and event technology ~
Tysons, Virginia (December 1, 2021) ?? Cvent Inc. (?? Cvent ??), a leading provider of meeting, event and hospitality technology, today announced two new independent members of its board of directors 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), scheduled to close on December 8, 2021. New independent board members will include Squarespace CFO Marcela Martin; and the former CFO of Cloudera, Jim Frankola, who will be the chairman of the audit committee.
?? Cvent has been a leader in the meetings and events space since 1999, and their successful hub and expansion into virtual and hybrid events in the face of the global pandemic is why I’m especially excited to join their board of administration, ?? Frankola said. ?? I witnessed the passion of the team and experienced the innovative technology of the company; and their mission to fuel human connection is one that resonates 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 are proud that Jim and Marcela are joining the Cvent Board of Directors as we become a public company again”,? said Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and Founder of Cvent. ?? They join a the best in its category Board of Directors with a proven track record and in-depth domain expertise. Over the past 21 years, we have successfully evolved Cvent from a 2 persons Start to the global company of more than 4,000 people that we are today. As we enter this new chapter, we look forward to working with the Board of Directors to accelerate our growth and seize the larger market opportunity as the events industry continues its digital transformation.
Additional information on the members of the board of directors
Ms. Martin has been the CFO of Squarespace, a website creation and hosting company, since November 2020. Prior to joining Squarespace, Ms. Martin held several leadership roles. Ms. Martin was CFO of Booking.com, a digital travel agency, from January 2019 to November 2020, where she led the company’s finance function and oversaw financial operations, business 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 1998 and December 2015, Ms. Martin held positions with Fox International Channels, including that of Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In September 2021, Ms. Martin joined both the board of directors of Avalara, a provider of tax automation for businesses, and the board of directors of Chegg, Inc., an education technology company. , as a member of the audit committee. Ms. Martin holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a Bachelor of Administration from the Universidad de MorÃ³n with expertise in accounting. Ms. Martin’s experience as an executive director of financial operations and her skills related to emerging technology companies will make her a valuable asset to the board of directors of New Cvent.