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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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Pioneer of Next Generation Email Security, IRONSCALES, Closes $15 Million Series B Led by K1

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL AND ATLANTA (PRWEB) JUNE 17, 2019 IRONSCALES, the world’s first automated phishing prevention, detection and response platform, today announced that it has closed a $15 million Series B, led by returning investor K1 Investment Management, the leading investment firm focused on enterprise software. A globally recognized leader in anti-phishing innovation, IRONSCALES will use the funding to scale its North American sales and marketing teams, while continuing to invest in ongo

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Onit Acquires SimpleLegal to Modernize Global Legal Operations

HOUSTON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 13, 2019 – Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, today announced the acquisition of SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal spend, matter and vendor management software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Onit brings a management team with more than two decades of domain-specific expertise and a history of creating

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K1 Sells Document Management Software Leader Litera Microsystems

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- K1 Investment Management, LLC ("K1"), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced the sale of its portfolio company, Litera Microsystems ("Litera"), to funds managed by Hg. With K1's partnership, Litera tripled its revenue to become one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end document management software. Litera helps organizations mitigate risk and drive return on investment by enabling users to

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K1 Sells Public Safety Software Leader Rave Mobile Safety

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K1 Investment Management (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced the sale of its portfolio company, Rave Mobile Safety, to funds affiliated with TCV. As a K1 portfolio company, Rave became the category leader in public safety software sold to the higher education, government, K-12 and corporate markets. During its ownership, K1 expanded the Rave management team, refined its go-

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Jebbit Raises $12 Million in Series B Financing to Increase Data Performance and Transparency in the Marketplace

BOSTON, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jebbit, the world’s leading Declared Data Platform, today announced the closing of a $12 million Series B financing round. The financing round was led by K1 Investment Management (“K1”), with additional participation from Manifest and Yard Ventures. The new funding will support Jebbit’s growing personnel needs and product investment efforts. The company expects to hire additional talent to support operations at its Boston headquarters and in key

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Buildium Wins Stevie® Customer Service Award for Sixth Year in a Row

Buildium, the property management solution for real estate professionals, today announced that it has again won a 2018 Stevie® Award for “Contact Center of the Year” in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is the sixth year in a row that Buildium has won a Stevie Award. “We are so proud to have been awarded this honor again this year,” said Chris Litster, CEO. “Our relationships with our customers are at the core of how Buildium plans, builds, and serves

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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.