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-to-market strategy, and strengthened its product portfolio on key solutions for pressing safety needs, including addressing the growing need for improved school safety with Rave Panic Button. Additionally, Rave consolidated a fragmented industry landscape through strategic acquisitions, bringing together three additional companies under the platform’s umbrella, broadening its market reach and delivering a comprehensive product suite to its customers.
Representative clients of Rave include the City of Chicago, Washington D.C. Schools, the City of Cincinnati, Iowa State University and the City of Virginia Beach.
“K1 was instrumental in guiding us toward furthering our mission of better connecting organizations with those they protect through innovative software that enhances public safety and helps save lives,” says Todd Piett, CEO of Rave. “The team’s operational and strategic guidance allowed us to drive organizational health, accelerate product innovation and strengthen our go-to-market. Without K1’s involvement, we would not have been able to achieve such rapid growth. I am incredibly optimistic about the future of Rave and couldn’t be happier with the effort and results achieved by the Rave and K1 teams.”
“It has been a pleasure working with Todd and the Rave team over the last three years on tripling revenue and building the preeminent provider of emergency notification and safety solutions for education, government and corporate customers,” says Taylor Beaupain, Managing Partner at K1. “We have high confidence that Rave will continue delivering outstanding value to customers and wish them continued success.”
Raymond James & Associates acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rave Mobile Safety.
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety provides the leading critical communication and data platform trusted to help save lives. Used by leading education and healthcare institutions, enterprises and state and local public safety agencies, the award-winning Rave platform including Rave Alert™, Rave 911 Suite™, Rave Panic Button™, Rave Guardian™, Rave Prepare™, Rave Eyewitness™ and Swift911™ and SwiftK12™ protects millions of individuals. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information, please visit https://www.ravemobilesafety.com.
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. Representative past and present portfolio companies include industry leaders such as Apttus, Buildium, Certify, Checkmarx, ChiroTouch, Chrome River, Clarizen, Granicus, IronScales, Jobvite, Litera Microsystems, Onit, RFPIO, Smarsh and WorkForce Software. For more information about K1, please visit www.k1capital.com or www.linkedin.com/company/k1im.