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K1 Investment Management, LLC is a West Coast-based private equity firm investing in high-growth private companies across North America. We seek to help dynamic businesses achieve successful outcomes by identifying and executing organic and acquisition-based growth opportunities that can position our companies as industry leaders. Our team members have been investing in software companies for over 20 years.

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Certify Launches Procurement Solution to Improve Spend Management

Portland, Maine (January 17, 2019): Certify, a leading provider of spend management software, has launched Certify Purchasing, a new solution for finance professionals. It’s the first move into the procure-to-pay market for the software company, and another development in Certify’s rapid growth. Certify Purchasing is a SaaS-based solution that automates key purchasing-related tasks such as requisitions and vendor payments, reducing human error and improving spend oversight. One key featur

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PerfectServe Acquires Telmediq, #1 KLAS Rated Vendor for Secure Communication Platforms

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Jan. 16, 2019—PerfectServe®, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Telmediq, the top-rated KLAS vendor for secure communication platforms in 2018. The Telmediq acquisition follows an investment last year in PerfectServe by K1 Investment Management (K1), a leading private equity firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies. The combined power of PerfectServe and Telmediq to

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Skuid Gains Industry Recognition as a Rapid App Delivery Provider, With Primary Functionality in Low-Code for Application Development and Delivery Pros

Chattanooga, TN — Skuid, the leading digital experience development platform, today announced that the company was recognized as a rapid application delivery provider, whose primary functionality segment is in low-code for application development and delivery pros, in the Forrester report “Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019.” Business and IT decision-makers can use the report to learn more about the diverse and shifting set of vendors who produce digital process automation solutions fo

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Onit Secures $200 Million Strategic Investment from K1 Investment Management to Accelerate Global Growth

Houston, January 8, 2019 – Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, today announced it has secured an investment of $200 million from K1 Investment Management (K1). With the investment, Onit will scale operations to meet increasing client demand for innovative, market-leading process automation technology and enhance its scalable platform. Additionally, the investment will help fu

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IRONSCALES Adds Real-Time Malware Scanning to its Advanced Email Phishing Protection Platform

TEL AVIV (PRWEB) DECEMBER 11, 2018 IRONSCALES, the world’s first automated phishing prevention, detection and response platform, today announced the availability of IronShield, an advanced cloud-based email protection module that automatically taps into sandbox and multi AV engines to weed out messages with malicious links and attachments in real-time. Complementing IronSights, IRONSCALES’ advanced mailbox-level anomaly detection module that studies behaviors to mitigate social engineerin

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Buildium awarded ‘Best Company Culture’ according to Comparably’s 2018 Culture Awards

Buildium, the real estate industry’s leading property and association management solution, today announced that it was awarded “Best Company Culture” by Comparably.com, a leading workplace culture and compensation site with a mission to make workplaces more transparent and rewarding. With nearly 10 million ratings from employees across 50,000 U.S. companies, Comparably has become one of the most trusted third-party sites for workplace culture and fastest-growing SaaS solutions for employer

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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.