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K1 is a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies globally. K1 seeks to help dynamic businesses achieve successful outcomes by identifying and executing organic and acquisition-based growth opportunities that position its companies as industry leaders. K1 typically invests alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. K1’s investments vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and managers.

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Smarsh Acquires Entreda, Leader in Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Software for Wealth Management Industry

PORTLAND, Ore. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 21, 2020 – Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced the acquisition of Entreda, the award-winning developer of integrated cybersecurity risk and compliance management software and services for the wealth management market. Entreda will continue to operate under its own brand and under the leadership of Co-Founder and CEO Sid Yenamandra, as a stand-alone, w

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K1 Enters Agreement to Sell FMG Suite to Aurora

Realization represents K1’s second exit since Safer-At-Home orders were put in place in March 2020 LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2020 — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell FMG Suite, LLC (“FMG Suite”), the category leader in cloud-based marketing automation software for financial services professionals, to Aurora Capital Partners (

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accessiBe Secures $12 Million Investment from Leading Investment Firm K1 Investment Management

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — accessiBe, the market-leading provider of AI-powered web accessibility solutions, today announced it closed a significant investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. The $12 million investment provides accessiBe with significant resources to build on its strong growth trajectory, aggressively scale operations in North America, and support its tens of tho

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When Will Business Travel Take Off Again?

This post was originally published by Omar Qari at Emburse. One of the biggest questions on the minds of millions of people around the world, and the business travel industry in particular, is when organizations will begin allowing their employees to take both domestic and international trips. We surveyed more than 500 business travel and finance professionals from organizations across the globe about how the pandemic has impacted their organizations and their teams’ travel plan

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COVID-19: Best Practices For Taking Your Engagement And Fundraising Efforts Online

This post was originally published by Graduway. It’s a difficult time for all of us as we work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. To stop the spread of the virus, we are changing the very nature of how we conduct our work with potentially dramatic consequences. Campuses are being closed, events are being cancelled and most importantly, our constituents are looking for support, advice and relationships. Below are some best practices that you can implement today to

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Our Value Add

K1 typically invests 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. Through our affiliate K1 Operations, LLC, the firm provides a broad range of transformative, consultative services to our portfolio companies.

Organizational Health

We partner with our companies to develop high performing leadership teams focused on achieving results. We believe cultures that promote trust, healthy conflict, commitment to common goals, and mutual accountability throughout the organization are critical to factors for success.

Corporate Development

We assist our leadership teams to pursue strategic acquisitions that broaden product suites and accelerate roadmaps, open up new territories globally, and consolidate markets transforming the competitive landscape. These activities enable our portfolio companies to further enhance their scale and profitability. We manage the entire process including sourcing, negotiation, diligence, and financing.

Executive Development

We believe that great leadership inspires potential and drives sustainable results. We assist in recruiting top talent as well as retaining people through employee engagement initiatives. We strive to create an environment that embraces learning and professional development. These strategies range from the design and implementation of onboarding boot camps all the way to year-long executive leadership development programs.

Revenue Acceleration

We help develop corporate strategy that transforms competitive positioning and allows our portfolio companies to achieve accelerating revenue growth. We assist leadership teams with go-to-market strategy, launching new products, and expanding into new verticals and geographies with a focus on achieving product-market fit.

Performance Improvement

We focus on repeatable processes and scalable technologies that produce predictable results. We identify common opportunities and solutions to drive financial performance. We partner with leadership teams to identify opportunities to improve results across all functional areas and provide access to our Intelligent Operations (IOPs) expertise and tools for execution.

Thought Leadership

Our executives interact across the portfolio through round tables and quarterly summits sharing lessons learned and benchmarking data. Our in-house subject matter experts leverage the collective knowledge and experiences within the broader portfolio to assist our leadership teams by sharing best practices, case studies as well provide hands-on support during execution.