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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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HR Acuity Secures $47 Million Investment from K1 to Scale its Cloud Solutions for Employee Relations

Investment accelerates product development and hiring initiatives FLORHAM PARK, N.J., OCTOBER 19, 2021 – HR Acuity, the leading HR case management and predictive insights software company, today announced a $47 million minority investment from K1 Investment Management (“K1”), a leading investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies. “The current social and political climate along with pandemic challenges have elevated employee relations as the new strategic impe

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K1 Named to Inc.’s Top Founder-Friendly Investors in 2021

FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, Inc.'s Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list has shined a light on the PE outfits that support founder-led companies through both good times and, well, global pandemics. This year, we had an epiphany while compiling the list: Private equity firms don't have a monopoly on being founder-friendly. Venture capitalists are people too. The good news: Whether your company is seeking venture capital or private equity, there's no shortage of dollars to chase

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K1 Invests in XTRF to Accelerate Growth in Rapidly Expanding Language Technology Industry

KRAKOW, Poland, Sept. 22, 2021 -- XTRF, a leading provider of translation management software for language service providers, today announced a majority investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. Established in 2010, XTRF enables customers to integrate their entire localization process in one globally accessible platform. The cloud-based system streamlines the management of complex translation and

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Irwin Secures $20M Series A Funding to Modernize Capital Markets Software

Investment will help accelerate product development, hiring, and expansion into new markets  TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Irwin, a capital markets financial technology company, today announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing round led by K1 Investment Management ("K1"), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. The company will use the investment to aggressively scale its global team and operations to meet surging

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Onit Acquires Bodhala, Linking Actionable Legal Spend Intelligence to Its Enterprise Legal Management Solutions

Acquisition Offers Corporate Legal Customers the Ability to Exponentially Increase Value and Savings for Their Businesses HOUSTON, Sept. 01, 2021 -- Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow and artificial intelligence platforms and solutions, including enterprise legal management, contract lifecycle management and business process automation, today announced that it has acquired Bodhala, the leading provider of AI-powered legal spend analytics, benchmarking and market intelligenc

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RFPIO Acquires RFP360, Bolstering Best-In-Class Response Management Solutions for Organizations of All Sizes, Along With a Vision for the Future of B2B Procurement

Providing the most advanced response management solution and paving the way for an exciting future roadmap for strategic sourcing software. BEAVERTON, ORE., August 3, 2021 -- RFPIO, the leader in response management software, announced the completion of its acquisition of RFP360, the industry’s only provider of software serving the complete RFP lifecycle. Known for its strong customer focused product innovation and now with a full RFP life-cycle offering, the acquisition will bolster RFPIO

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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.