About Us

Why-K1---small1K1 is a West Coast-based private equity firm investing in high-growth private companies across North America. We seek to help dynamic businesses achieve successful outcomes by identifying and executing organic and acquisition-based growth opportunities that can position our companies as industry leaders. Our team has been investing in high-growth software and technology companies for over 20 years. We typically invest alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. As partners, we seek to provide meaningful strategic and financial support to help our companies reach their full potential. Our investments vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and managers. We look to help our portfolio companies navigate strategic opportunities such as executive recruitment, external financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic sales and public offerings.

Our Role

K1 looks to partner with high growth, software and technology companies. We seek to be the lead institutional investor in our investments. While our ownership levels may vary, we are comfortable being a majority or minority investor and leaving day-to-day operations to management. We look to identify emerging businesses that are at a strategic and/or operational inflection point and can benefit from our experience and capital resources.

Our K1 Operations team focuses on adding value by encouraging best practices and assisting growth companies across various disciplines including software development, customer service and support, recruiting and managing talent and sales and marketing.

Investment Profile

Our equity investments range from $5 million to $50 million that value businesses generally up to $500 million with ownership ranging from 10% to 90%.

    Potential Uses of Capital
  • Expand working capital
  • Fund strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Buy out existing investors
  • Provide liquidity to founder-owners