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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 Introduces Data-Loss-Prevention Solution for Microsoft Teams

ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2019 – Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today at Enterprise Connect introduced the latest version of Control for Microsoft Teams. The data-loss prevention (DLP) solution enables customers to enforce internal policies, and to block and delete content within Teams, strengthening compliance, risk and security efforts. “Teams is the fastest growing application from Microsoft, and as a feat

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K1 Invests Over $100 Million in Digital Pharmacist to Accelerate Growth & Product Development

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Pharmacist Inc. (www.digitalpharmacist.com), a rapidly growing software company that powers digital communication and adherence solutions for over 7,500 pharmacies, today announced that it has secured a substantial investment from K1 Investment Management (K1). With this investment, Digital Pharmacist will scale its operations to meet increasing demand for its platform and will develop new products to further enhance the patient-pharmacist

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Certify and Chrome River Join Forces in Transaction Valued at Over $1 Billion

LOS ANGELES & PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Certify and Chrome River Technologies, two global leaders in travel, expense, and invoice management software, are merging in a transaction valued at over $1 billion. The combination creates the industry’s most comprehensive suite of products for monitoring, managing and analyzing corporate spend. K1 Investment Management will hold a majority stake in the combined organization, while existing shareholders, including the companies’ founders and

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K1 Invests over $150 Million in GoCanvas, the Leading Provider of Mobile Business Applications and Forms

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoCanvas, Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications and forms for data collection and sharing, today announced it has secured an investment of over $150 million from K1 Investment Management (K1). With the investment, GoCanvas will accelerate enhancements to the platform, scale global operations to meet increasing customer demand, increase brand awareness, and grow worldwide sales. “We decided to partner with K1 because they are more than just a source of

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K1 Invests Over $200 Million in Jobvite to Create Market-Leading Talent Acquisition Platform

SAN MATEO, CA, Feb. 11, 2019 -- K1 Investment Management today announced a majority investment in Jobvite, the industry leader in best-of-breed recruiting software. K1 and Jobvite also announced three major acquisitions: Talemetry, the award-winning recruitment marketing company, RolePoint, the leader in employee referral and internal mobility, and Canvas, the industry’s only text-based conversational recruiting company. For the first time, this combination enables hiring teams to source, enga

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PerfectServe Acquires Lightning Bolt and CareWire, Reinforces Vision of Care Team Collaboration Platform

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Feb. 5, 2019­—PerfectServe, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisitions of Lightning Bolt Solutions, an AI-optimized physician shift scheduling technology for hospitals and health systems, and CareWire, a mobile patient engagement platform. These standout solutions are critical components of PerfectServe’s effort to deliver the industry’s first true care team collaboration platform – one

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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.