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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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Atera Partners with K1 to Meet the New Demands of IT Management for Dispersed Workforces

$25m Investment will Accelerate Company’s Global Expansion and Development of Remote Monitoring and Management Solutions for IT Professionals and MSPs TEL AVIV—February 23, 2021— Atera, a remote-first IT management company helping businesses transform as the world shifts to a remote work model, today announced a $25 million investment from K1 Investment Management (“K1”). With this financing round, Atera will further ramp up research and development, expand its geographic footprint

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Granicus Sees Record-Breaking Citizen Engagement During Vaccine Rollout; Here’s How Governments Can Meet Unprecedented Demand

This post was originally published by Granicus. With vaccines gradually making their way across the U.S., and misinformation continuing to run rampant, Granicus wanted to better understand how federal, state and local governments are engaging with communities to aid in vaccine rollout. To get a snapshot of the current state of vaccine communications from government agencies across the country, we examined 199 million vaccine-related messages across nearly 450 govDelivery customers sent bet

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K1 Invests in XTM International to Drive Accelerated Growth and Scale Global Footprint

LONDON, February 11, 2021 — XTM International (“XTM”), a leading provider of translation management software to global blue-chip clients, today announced a growth equity investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. The existing management team will retain a significant equity interest in the company and continue to lead the business. Founded in 2002 by Bob Willans and Andrzej Zydron, the XTM pl

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accessiBe Secures $28 Million in Series A Funding Following a Successful 2020

TEL AVIV, February 10, 2021: accessiBe, the market leader in web accessibility, today announced the completion of its Series A round of funding to a total commitment of $28 million, following strong performance in 2020 and in preparation for ambitious expansion in 2021. In May 2020, accessiBe announced $12 million in funding from K1 Investment Management (“K1”), a leading investment firm that specializes in high-growth enterprise software companies globally. The company’s annual recurri

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Forbes: Why Remote Work Is Here To Stay

Steve Marsh is the Founder and Chairman of Smarsh, a leader in the enterprise information archiving industry. Although Covid-19 vaccines could become widely available to the public as soon as the second quarter of this year, business leaders must understand that remote work is here to stay. Indeed, not only will some Americans continue to feel uneasy about returning to the tight confines of an office, but many have adjusted well to, and prefer, the telecommuting model — which was already

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Rethink First Acquires Whil, Creating Comprehensive Behavioral Health, Mental Health And Wellbeing Solution

Rethink First, the parent organization of Rethink Benefits and a pioneer and market leader in behavioral and mental health technology, announced today it has acquired Whil, a leading digital provider of mindfulness, stress resilience, mental well-being and sustainable performance solutions. Rethink currently serves thousands of clients globally, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100 and many of the country’s largest public school systems and health plans. The Whil acquisition builds up

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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.