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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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 MRead More…
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
K1 has been architected as a direct sourcing firm. We engage in a meticulous process of researching market niches and developing relationships with management teams over an extended period of time. K1 believes that this deliberate and patient, bottom-up approach provides insight into the next generation of industry-leading companies, market dynamics, business models, and management execution capabilities.
Since inception, K1 has focused on enterprise software companies. We believe that the market opportunity in enterprise software is driven by the remarkable productivity gains achieved from deploying application technologies. The rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) and traditional license applications is one of the most powerful drivers of the economy.
As a dedicated operational consulting affiliate, K1 Operations identifies common opportunities and solutions to drive scalability and increase post investment value creation. K1 Operations has developed the IOps program, a suite of best practices across human capital management, sales and marketing, software development, implementation and customer support, finance and accounting, and mergers and acquisitions that are systematically deployed across each portfolio company to drive increased operational efficiency.