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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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Serving the Underserved – Accessing Hard to Reach Populations

This post was originally published by Granicus. The pandemic continues to shine a light on the systemic inequities and headwinds underserved communities in the United States are facing. Vaccines are just the latest example. While millions of doses are being manufactured and distributed each day, vaccinations are disproportionately being provided in predominantly white and/or wealthy metropolitan areas, leaving communities of color, residents of rural areas, and people experiencing homelessnes

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Rethink Ed Introduces 15,000 New Ways to Help Students Learn

Rethink Ed signs a definitive agreement to acquire Vizzle®, expanding its best-in-class solution for students with special needs. NEW YORK, April 5, 2021 -- Rethink Ed, a division of Rethink First, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vizzle®, a K-12 web-based platform with ready-to-use lessons and activities that personalize to each student user while automatically collecting crucial student learning data. Hundreds of school districts rely on Rethink Ed's

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Top Reasons Your Pharmacy Needs a Mobile App

This post was originally published by Digital Pharmacist.  The majority of American smartphone users spend over 3 hours a day using mobile apps, according to eMarketer. With over 275 million smartphone owners in the US, that means nearly 84% of the country’s population are dedicated mobile users. In the past few years, mobile healthcare has skyrocketed. Providers are recognizing the advantages of app-based care for monitoring, sharing electronic health records (EHRs) securely, and o

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IRONSCALES Announces Addition of Moshe Lerner to Advisory Board

Experienced senior executive will contribute to the email security leader's innovation and growth agenda amidst growing demand for its robust anti-phishing solution TEL AVIV, Israel and ATLANTA, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, today announced that experienced senior executive, Moshe Lerner has been appointed to the company's Advisory Board. Lerner, who has served in various senior executive roles within the global software securi

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Crownpeak Acquires Digital Experience Platform Provider e-Spirit

Deal Extends Crownpeak’s Global Reach – While Empowering Companies Everywhere with a Comprehensive Solution for Delivering High-Quality, Revenue-Boosting Digital Experiences DENVER — March 19, 2021 —Crownpeak, the leading digital experience platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with German IT service provider adesso SE to acquire adesso subsidiary e-Spirit. Headquartered in Germany, e-Spirit enables businesses to rapidly deliver personalized,

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Emburse Expands Spend Analytics Capability with Acquisition of DVI

LOS ANGELES & VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Mar. 16, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, announces that it has acquired travel data expert DVI (Data Visualization Intelligence) to deepen its analytics expertise and capabilities in travel and corporate spend. With DVI’s technology, Emburse can empower organizations to optimize their travel programs by unlocking the potential of their data. Customers will gain real-time

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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.