“Let me tell you, it’s hard to turn down when someone pays you a premium like that,” said Reggie Aggarwal, 46, founder and chief executive of Cvent. “At the end of the day, you want to get maximum shareholder value.” Aggarwal founded Cvent during the go-go days of the dot-com boom in 1999. The company grew quickly, from six employees to 125 in a matter of months. But when the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, the outlook soured. Aggarwal was facing bankruptcy and had to lay off 80 percent of his staff. In the years that followed, Cvent built itself back up into a multimillion-dollar firm with big-name customers including Walmart, Verizon and Marriott International. Cvent went public in August 2013 and last year posted $187.7 million in revenue. Get the full story at The Washington Post