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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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K1 Invests over $150 Million in GoCanvas, the Leading Provider of Mobile Business Applications and Forms

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoCanvas, Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications and forms for data collection and sharing, today announced it has secured an investment of over $150 million from K1 Investment Management (K1). With the investment, GoCanvas will accelerate enhancements to the platform, scale global operations to meet increasing customer demand, increase brand awareness, and grow worldwide sales. “We decided to partner with K1 because they are more than just a source of

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K1 Invests Over $200 Million in Jobvite to Create Market-Leading Talent Acquisition Platform

SAN MATEO, CA, Feb. 11, 2019 -- K1 Investment Management today announced a majority investment in Jobvite, the industry leader in best-of-breed recruiting software. K1 and Jobvite also announced three major acquisitions: Talemetry, the award-winning recruitment marketing company, RolePoint, the leader in employee referral and internal mobility, and Canvas, the industry’s only text-based conversational recruiting company. For the first time, this combination enables hiring teams to source, enga

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PerfectServe Acquires Lightning Bolt and CareWire, Reinforces Vision of Care Team Collaboration Platform

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Feb. 5, 2019­—PerfectServe, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisitions of Lightning Bolt Solutions, an AI-optimized physician shift scheduling technology for hospitals and health systems, and CareWire, a mobile patient engagement platform. These standout solutions are critical components of PerfectServe’s effort to deliver the industry’s first true care team collaboration platform – one

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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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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.