In what is by far the largest pledge of venture capital to an Internet-based company targeting the meeting industry, investors signed a deal giving PlanSoft $24 million, bringing the Cleveland-based company's total invested capital to $40 million.

"Wall Street and Silicon Valley have been looking at business-to-consumer ventures for the past few years," says David Hunt, CEO of PlanSoft. "The hottest thing in the investment community is in business-to-business." That's at the heart of

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