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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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RFPIO Continues Strong Revenue Growth, Hires New Leaders to Power Worldwide Expansion

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RFPIO, the leader in cloud-based RFP response management software, today announced that the company increased revenues by more than 250 percent in 2019 and has made four new leadership hires to drive global growth and deliver unparalleled support and service to its rapidly growing base of customers around the world.  "The growth we've achieved is a testament to our steadfast commitment to our customers' success as well as our

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K1 Sells Buildium, Category Leader in Property Management Software

LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2019 — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced the sale of its portfolio company, Buildium LLC (“Buildium”), category leader in SaaS real estate property management software, to RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a global real estate technology platform. K1 was the first institutional investor in Buildium, partnering alongside the company’s co-founders, Michael M

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Smarsh Positioned Highest Overall for Ability to Execute, Furthest Overall for Completeness of Vision in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Enterprise Information Archiving

Named a Leader for Fifth Consecutive Year PORTLAND, Ore., November 22, 2019 – Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced that analyst firm Gartner has named Smarsh a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving1 (EIA). This recognition marks the fifth straight year that Smarsh has been identified as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for EIA. The new Gartner re

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RealPage® to Acquire Buildium®

RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Buildium LLC (www.Buildium.com ), a leading SaaS real estate property management solution provider. RealPage expects to combine its best-in-class capabilities with Buildium to target smaller multifamily, single-family, Associations (HOA and Condo) and commercial real estate market segments. These areas collectively form the SMB market segment, which the company estimates

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TeamDynamix ITSM and Project Management Platform Wins Tech Edvocate Award for Best Technology Solution in Higher Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio. – September 12, 2019 – TeamDynamix has been selected as the Best Higher Education Solution in the 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards. This is one of many recent honors for TeamDynamix, which won back-to-back SaaS Cloud awards in 2018 and 2019, was a double Gold winner of the 2019 Info-Tech Software Reviews for Project Portfolio Management and for IT Service Management, and also won best Higher Education Cloud-Based Solution in the 2019 SIIA CODiE Awards. The Tech Edvocate Award Sea

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AppLearn Secures $25 Million Commitment from K1 Investment Management

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AppLearn, the global specialists in Digital Adoption Solutions, today announced it has secured a significant investment led by California-based K1 Investment Management ("K1"), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. K1's investment provides AppLearn with significant experience and resources to rapidly expand its global presence and further develop its innovative product suite known as its ADOPT pl

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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.