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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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Jobvite Acquires Award-Winning Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Addition Helps Organizations Achieve Better Recruiting Results Through Actionable Insights INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 9, 2020) – Jobvite (www.jobvite.com), the leading end-to-end talent acquisition suite, announced today that it has acquired award-winning talent analytics platform Talentegy. The addition will help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire better candidates faster using actionable insights drawn from real-time engagement data

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How Zoom + Smarsh Helps Financial Firms Maintain Work-from-Home Compliance

This post was originally published by Marianna Shafir at Smarsh. For companies in financial services, working from home during this crisis while staying compliant can be challenging. Whether it’s a broker-dealer shifting from a traditional office setting, an investment advisor looking to virtually meet with a client, or a bank conducting loan interviews over video and messenger, virtual meetings and communications have become the most viable option. The Financial Industry Regulatory Auth

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Compliance and Technology: 4 Key Takeaways From a Supervision Survey of Industry Professionals

This post was originally published by Smarsh.  FINRA and SEC-regulated industries are required to review business-related electronic correspondence to ensure compliance. However, there aren’t standardized supervisory procedures as the methods are left up to the firms and businesses. Smarsh recently conducted a joint survey with Elinphant, a financial services risk management and compliance consulting firm, to learn more about the supervision of electronic communications. A broad mix of FINR

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Rethink Partners with K1 to Accelerate Growth and Acquire Market Leading Telehealth Solution

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink First ("Rethink"), the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions, assessments, and clinical best practice content for supporting individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, today announced it has received a strategic investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC ("K1"), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies.  The investment will allow Rethink to continue to rapidly scale it

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Four Tools that Help Organizations Expand their Line of Sight and Move Ahead

This post was originally published by Clarizen. If there is a defining characteristic in today’s business landscape, it is uncertainty. This does not mean that strategies and plans are redundant. Rather, it means that organizations must have a core set of tools that enable them to expand their line of sight, so they can adapt quickly whenever needed and move ahead — rather than resist change and fall behind. These tools include:  1.  Dashboards Dashboards, which can be customized f

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Emburse Launches Industry’s First Policy-backed Corporate Cards with Pre-approvals to Deliver Unparalleled User Experience and Cost Control

The first in a series of Emburse Pay global payments solutions to simplify, automate, and control corporate expenses LOS ANGELES AND PORTLAND, MAINE, August 4, 2020: Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, announces the first in a series of its Emburse Pay suite of global payment solutions encompassing employee spend, reimbursement and invoice payments. In the initial rollout, Emburse Pay launches with integrated pre-approved and policy-bac

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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.