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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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How Microsoft saved an estimated $2.4 million with RFP software

This post was originally published by RFPIO. Microsoft is a company dedicated to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. True to its mission, Microsoft is committed to helping customers modernize processes and achieve digital transformations at scale. This commitment applies internally, as well: Microsoft encourages all employees to use a growth mindset across all efforts and requires everyone to ask questions and continually improve their processes, tool

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Jobvite, JazzHR, and NXTThing RPO Join Forces to Create Market Leader in Talent Acquisition

Combination Creates Unmatched Software and Services for SMB to Global Enterprises INDIANAPOLIS, April 26, 2021 -- Jobvite, the leading end-to-end talent acquisition solution provider, today announced it is joining forces with JazzHR, the leading recruiting software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, and NXTThing RPO, a high-growth recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company. Backed by K1 Investment Management, the transaction combines three complementary companies to form the mos

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How to Navigate Compliance During Your Skype to Teams Migration

This post was originally published by Smarsh. On July 31, 2021, Microsoft will finalize its end-of-life (EOL) program for Skype for Business Online, offering the Microsoft Teams collaboration and conferencing platform as the improved alternative. Teams enables distributed workforces to collaborate on documents, chat, meet virtually and, most importantly, stay connected. As the workplace has dispersed to home offices, the Teams platform has become essential to doing business for many organ

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Panopto Acquires Ensemble Video

Panopto acquires Ensemble Video to meet increasing demand for video intelligence SEATTLE, April 21, 2021 -- Panopto, the leading video management system provider, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ensemble Video, makers of video management software for K-12, higher education, and enterprises. This investment will enable hundreds of new customers to use Panopto, expanding the company’s ability to meet the demands of K-12 educators and strengthening its world class engine

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Panopto Partners with K1 to Accelerate Growth and Acquire K-12 Video Platform

SEATTLE, April 20, 2021 — Panopto, the leading video management system provider for education and enterprises, today announced it has received a significant investment from K1 Investment Management (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies.  The investment will allow Panopto to continue to scale its operations in the enterprise and education markets, and will help the company add complementary offerings and technologies by leveraging K1’s de

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Serving the Underserved – Accessing Hard to Reach Populations

This post was originally published by Granicus. The pandemic continues to shine a light on the systemic inequities and headwinds underserved communities in the United States are facing. Vaccines are just the latest example. While millions of doses are being manufactured and distributed each day, vaccinations are disproportionately being provided in predominantly white and/or wealthy metropolitan areas, leaving communities of color, residents of rural areas, and people experiencing homelessnes

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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.