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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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RentRedi Raises $12M Series A to Transform Renting Process for Landlords and Renters

Round led by K1 Investment Management to bolster RentRedi’s mobile-first tech, enable independent landlords and automate manual property management tasks New York, NY (April 13, 2022) - RentRedi, the leading property management software for landlords, today announced a $12 million Series A, led by K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies globally, with participation from TIA Ventures, Tribeca Early Stage Partners and RiverPark Ve

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TokenEx Announces $100M Series B to Fuel Next Phase of Growth

Funding will allow TokenEx to lead the future of securing digital transactions Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 23, 2022 – TokenEx, an industry-leading cloud tokenization provider, today announced it has raised $100 million in Series B funding from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies globally. TokenEx will use the new funding to invest further in its product, customer service, and account management teams as well as scaling it

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RFPIO Acquires InHub to Fortify its Position as the Request Management Technology of Choice for Financial Services, Investment and Consulting Teams

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 15, 2022 -- RFPIO announced today that the organization completed its acquisition of InHub, a leading RFx management solution for the investment community. InHub is joining RFP360, the global business division of RFPIO dedicated to serving the emerging request management software market. Request management technology empowers teams to more efficiently collect, organize and evaluate information from vendors and suppliers using RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and other digital RFx tool

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raffle.ai Secures $18 Million Commitment for Continued Expansion

AI-powered enterprise search engine raffle.ai announces Series A to advance the way the world accesses data COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 2, 2022 -- raffle.ai, the next-gen enterprise search engine powered by artificial intelligence, today announced that it has raised an $18 million commitment from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies, with participation from Danish growth fund, Vækstfonden VC. The Series A funding allows raff

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Smarsh Completes Acquisition of Digital Safe Product Line from Micro Focus, Extending Global Leadership in Enterprise Information Archiving

Acquisition brings additional capabilities to the Smarsh portfolio, with a focus on helping customers embrace innovations to remain compliant while using ever-changing collaboration and communications platforms London, Feb. 1, 2022 – Smarsh, enabling organizations to manage the risk and uncover the value within their communications data, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Digital Safe product line from Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L, NYSE: MFGP) following regulatory approval.

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Cyara Secures Growth Investment of Over $350 Million USD to Accelerate Automated CX Assurance Adoption

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Cyara, a leading provider of automated customer experience (CX) assurance solutions, today announced it has received more than $350 million from K1 Investment Management (K1), a leading investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies. K1’s investment and experience in business-to-business (B2B) SaaS will support Cyara’s accelerated growth, driving the expansion of the contact testing market. Co-founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006 by CEO Al

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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.