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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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Reveal And Brainspace Merge to Become Leading Artificial Intelligence Powered eDiscovery Platform

K1 Invests More Than $200 Million, Making the Combined Company a Dominant Force Driving AI Innovation in Law CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2021 – Reveal, a global provider of the leading AI-powered eDiscovery platform, and Brainspace, a global provider of visual analytics for eDiscovery and investigations, announced today that they have joined forces. The combination creates a technology powerhouse bringing together two leading artificial intelligence and analytics engines, propelling the next evolutio

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K1 Agrees to Sell Clarizen, the Category Leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management, to Planview

LOS ANGELES, January 12, 2021 — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Clarizen, the category leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management software. Clarizen, based in Tel Aviv, Israel and San Mateo, California, will be acquired by Planview, a leading portfolio and work management solutions platform backed by TA Associates and TPG Capita

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K1 Completes Sale of Certent to insightsoftware

LOS ANGELES, January 7, 2021 — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced that it has completed the sale of its portfolio company Certent, Inc. (“Certent”), the category leader in software-as-a-service solutions for financial disclosure management and equity compensation. insightsoftware, a global provider of enterprise software solutions for the Office of the CFO, backed by TA Associates and

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Onit Acquires AXDRAFT, Expanding its Contract Lifecycle Management Offerings with Robust Document Automation

HOUSTON, December 17, 2020 – Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow automation and AI solutions, including enterprise legal management, contract lifecycle management and business process automation, today announced that it has acquired AXDRAFT, a Y Combinator-backed document automation company. The company helps corporate legal departments draft legal documents 10 times faster and complete contracts like nondisclosure agreements and service agreements in less than f

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Emburse Recognized in IDC MarketScapes for Accounts Payable Automation

Emburse highlighted as a Leader for global enterprise AP solutions and as a Major Player for mid-market AP solutions LOS ANGELES and PORTLAND, MAINE - DECEMBER 17, 2020: Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, announces that it has been recognized as a Leader in the MarketScape for Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-enabled Enterprise Accounts Payable Automation Software 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US47032520 Dec 2020). Additionally, Emburse has

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Granicus Announces Joint Investment From Harvest Partners and Vista Equity Partners

Harvest and Vista join forces to support Granicus’ vision and momentum delivering broad digital transformation to governments with the industry’s first Civic Engagement Platform DENVER, December 17, 2020 /Business Wire/ — Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services, today announced that Harvest Partners (“Harvest”) has joined as an investor alongside Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) and K1 Investment Management (“K1”) to supp

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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.