K1 is a West Coast-based venture capital 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 members have been investing in software 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 provide a broad range of transformative, consultative services to our portfolio companies.

  • Software Expertise

    Since inception, K1 has focused on enterprise software companies. We believe that the market opportunity in enterprise software is driven by the remarkable productivity gains achieved from deploying application technologies. The rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) and traditional license applications is one of the most powerful drivers of the economy.

  • Operational Consulting

    As a dedicated operational consulting affiliate, K1 Operations identifies common opportunities and solutions to drive scalability and increase post investment value creation. K1 Operations has developed the IOps program, a suite of best practices across human capital management, sales and marketing, software development, implementation and customer support, finance and accounting, and mergers and acquisitions that are systematically deployed across each portfolio company to drive increased operational efficiency.

  • Proprietary Research

    K1 has been architected as a direct sourcing firm. We engage in a meticulous process of researching market niches and developing relationships with management teams over an extended period of time. K1 believes that this deliberate and patient, bottom-up approach provides insight into the next generation of industry-leading companies, market dynamics, business models, and management execution capabilities.

  • Values Driven

    As a values driven firm, K1 has built a culture based on passion, persistence, and humility. The Principals have extensive industry experience and have been investing together for over a decade. The Principals possess complementary skills and unlike most firms share in the sourcing, operational diligence, execution, and financing across each investment.