Emburse Recognized in IDC MarketScapes for Accounts Payable Automation

Emburse highlighted as a Leader for global enterprise AP solutions and as a Major Player for mid-market AP solutions LOS ANGELES and PORTLAND, MAINE – DECEMBER 17, 2020: Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, announces that it has been recognized as a Leader in the MarketScape for Worldwide SaaS and […]

Granicus Announces Joint Investment From Harvest Partners and Vista Equity Partners

Harvest and Vista join forces to support Granicus’ vision and momentum delivering broad digital transformation to governments with the industry’s first Civic Engagement Platform DENVER, December 17, 2020 /Business Wire/ — Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services, today announced that Harvest Partners (“Harvest”) has joined as an investor alongside Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) and K1 […]

SecureAuth Announces Advisory Board of Distinguished Security & Technology Experts to Help Shape Future of Identity Security

We are excited to announce the launch of the SecureAuth Advisory Board and the appointment of five senior security and technology leaders who will work with the SecureAuth executive team and board of directors to help shape SecureAuth’s strategy and the future of identity security.  The acceleration of digital transformation initiatives during COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the need for better identity security solutions […]

ControlUp Acquires Avacee

Expands industry leading Digital Experience Monitoring and Optimization solution to physical endpoints to provide next-generation user experience and device management SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ControlUp, the industry-leading, self-healing Digital Experience Monitoring and Optimization platform that enables organizations to enhance their employees’ user experience and proactively solve problems, today announced that it has acquired Avacee, a […]

Onit Acquires New Zealand-based McCarthyFinch to Drive Innovation with Artificial Intelligence and Workflow Automation

Company Builds a Future on Artificial Intelligence Starting with a Platform That Reads, Writes and Reasons Like a Lawyer HOUSTON – November 17, 2020 – Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract lifecycle management and workflow automation, today announced that the company has acquired McCarthyFinch and its artificial […]

ControlUp announces $27M Funding, Led by JVP and K1, After a Breakthrough 2020

User experience optimization platform has grown more than 3x in the last two years SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ControlUp, the industry-leading self-healing End-User Computing (EUC) solution enabling customers to monitor, troubleshoot, and remediate their EUC environments, today announced it has completed a $27 million Series C round of financing led by JVP and K1 Investment Management (“K1”), bringing total funding to $40 […]

Smarsh Acquires Digital Reasoning, Combining Global Leadership in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning With Market Leading Electronic Communications Archiving and Supervision

Acquisition Transforms the Technology-Enabled Risk and Compliance Space with First End-to-End AI-Powered Offering to Protect Regulated Organizations from Financial and Reputational Damage Global Customers to Benefit from AI and ML for Data Search and Supervision, Amid Surges in Remote Workforces and Digital Communications and Collaboration Tools PORTLAND, Ore. & NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 10, 2020 – Smarsh®, enabling […]

K1 Investment Management Named to Inc.’s 50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs in 2020

In May, as largely peaceful demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd were condemned by some who focused on sporadic violence and the destruction of a few small businesses, the satirical website The Onion published a story headlined “Protesters Criticized for Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First.” Private equity’s dismal reputation stems mostly from a subset […]

Making the Case for an Investment in Recruitment Marketing Technology

This post was originally published by Jobvite.  Attracting and engaging top talent is critical to business success, and companies with great talent hold a powerful advantage over their competitors. That’s why smart, modern organizations are taking a serious look at their recruitment strategy and formalizing their approach to recruitment marketing. While technology can’t provide all […]

Managing the Return of Employees Back to the Office – Post Covid 19

This post was originally published by Paul Wiederkehr at SecureAuth.  In the Spring of this year organizations both big and small across every industry were unexpectedly disrupted by the Covid-19 healthcare pandemic. And during the proceeding months businesses leaders and their teams have worked tirelessly to sustain and maintain business operations to serve and support […]

Jobvite Acquires Award-Winning Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Addition Helps Organizations Achieve Better Recruiting Results Through Actionable Insights INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 9, 2020) – Jobvite (www.jobvite.com), the leading end-to-end talent acquisition suite, announced today that it has acquired award-winning talent analytics platform Talentegy. The addition will help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire better candidates faster using actionable insights drawn […]

How Zoom + Smarsh Helps Financial Firms Maintain Work-from-Home Compliance

This post was originally published by Marianna Shafir at Smarsh. For companies in financial services, working from home during this crisis while staying compliant can be challenging. Whether it’s a broker-dealer shifting from a traditional office setting, an investment advisor looking to virtually meet with a client, or a bank conducting loan interviews over video […]

Compliance and Technology: 4 Key Takeaways From a Supervision Survey of Industry Professionals

This post was originally published by Smarsh.  FINRA and SEC-regulated industries are required to review business-related electronic correspondence to ensure compliance. However, there aren’t standardized supervisory procedures as the methods are left up to the firms and businesses. Smarsh recently conducted a joint survey with Elinphant, a financial services risk management and compliance consulting firm, […]

Rethink Partners with K1 to Accelerate Growth and Acquire Market Leading Telehealth Solution

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rethink First (“Rethink”), the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions, assessments, and clinical best practice content for supporting individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, today announced it has received a strategic investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies.  The investment will allow Rethink […]

Four Tools that Help Organizations Expand their Line of Sight and Move Ahead

This post was originally published by Clarizen. If there is a defining characteristic in today’s business landscape, it is uncertainty. This does not mean that strategies and plans are redundant. Rather, it means that organizations must have a core set of tools that enable them to expand their line of sight, so they can adapt […]

Emburse Launches Industry’s First Policy-backed Corporate Cards with Pre-approvals to Deliver Unparalleled User Experience and Cost Control

The first in a series of Emburse Pay global payments solutions to simplify, automate, and control corporate expenses LOS ANGELES AND PORTLAND, MAINE, August 4, 2020: Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, announces the first in a series of its Emburse Pay suite of global payment solutions encompassing employee spend, […]

Jobvite Acquires Predictive Partner Team to Accelerate AI Innovation

Leading Talent Acquisition Suite Also Announces Improved Candidate Engagement Scoring and Matching Capabilities INDIANAPOLIS, July 13, 2020 /BUSINESS WIRE/ — Jobvite, the leading end-to-end talent acquisition suite, today announced that it has acquired the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science team at Predictive Partner. Morgan Llewellyn, CEO of Predictive Partner, will serve as Jobvite’s Chief […]

5 Ways to Build a Strong Virtual Culture

This post was originally published by Axcient. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly moved a lot of employees from the office to their homes, the number of remote workers has been expanding for some time. Regardless of your professional environment, it’s important for business leaders to keep their company culture growing. Creating a strong virtual […]

Your Guide to Getting Physical Spaces Ready to Reopen

This post was originally published by Chip Phillips at GoCanvas. As you prepare your business to reopen for in-person interaction, it is important to stay up to date on local and state guidelines. This includes preparing your physical spaces to protect workers and reduce risk while serving customers. Pre-reopening Cleaning and Sanitizing For businesses where workspaces have been […]

How SaaS Helps During Economic Disruption

This post was originally published by Ian Lowe at Crownpeak. As companies deal with our current period of extended economic uncertainty, it’s vital to evaluate opportunities to improve the efficiency of their technology stacks. It’s a process that happens regularly inside many organizations, especially those that follow zero-based budgeting practices. But seeking efficiency does not […]

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity Budgets

This post was originally posted by Adam Hofeler at IRONSCALES. Over the past few years, you’d be hard pressed to find an enterprise that wasn’t increasing their cybersecurity budget on an annual basis. In fact, Statista estimates that the global cybersecurity market will surpass $248 billion by 2023, a surge of nearly $81 billion from 2019. […]

Enabling a Secure Remote Workforce

This post was originally published by Bil Harmer at SecureAuth. During this challenging time the safety and security of our employees, customers, and communities is top of mind for all of us. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many companies are actively pursuing solutions to support employees working remotely. We have created a complimentary offer to help […]

5 Ways to Build a Better Culture on a Budget

This post was originally published by Jobvite. See how companies can create a great employee experience. Start a conversation about company culture and most people will point to examples like Google or Facebook—massive tech companies where employees have free food available around the clock, closets full of company swag, and off-the-wall perks like nap rooms. […]

To Zoom or Not to Zoom: Addressing a Crucial Cybersecurity Question

This post was originally published by Sid Yenamandra at Smarsh. Eight tips to help advisors balance between security and convenience with Zoom Though shelter-in-place orders and working from home have become the new normal, the reality is that most businesses are not prepared to protect their employees and their devices from cyber criminals in a […]

Why COVID-19 is a Driving Force for Financial Process Digitization

This post was originally published by Katherine Edenbach at Emburse. Learn how virtualizing your expense and invoice management processes can deliver immediate, lasting improvements. Even with the rapid adoption of cloud technology throughout the enterprise, many organizations are still using mostly manual, paper-based financial processes. For these organizations, the number of complications in submitting, approving […]

Gain Focus with New Habits and Dedicated Sales Enablement Tools

This post was originally published by Chris Pulley at RFPIO. Focus is something all salespeople want more of. As your sales organization grows to a certain size, this theme becomes paramount. The focus theme tends to get thrown around a lot with today’s sales teams. Saying “we need to focus more” is not the same […]

6 Things Finance Leaders Should Do Right Now

By Dave Woolliscroft and Dan Ghammachi on June 22, 2020 The impact of COVID-19 has been a shock to the system and we don’t yet know how great the impact to the economy will be. What we do know is that it’s unlikely to be short-lived. We are dealing with a new normal for the foreseeable […]

K1 Completes Sale of FMG Suite to Aurora

K1 completes sale of FMG Suite to Aurora

Realization represents K1’s second exit during the coronavirus pandemic LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced that it has completed its sale of FMG Suite, LLC (“FMG Suite”), the category leader in cloud-based marketing automation software for financial services professionals, to Aurora Capital Partners (“Aurora”). The […]

How Intelligent RFP Search Saves Valuable Time for Salespeople

RFP sales enablement

This post was originally posted by Manish Bafna at RFPIO. Sales enablement tools have become a household name. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your team needs these tools. It’s a question of how to use these tools effectively throughout every aspect of the sales cycle. 20% of lost deals are caused […]

IRONSCALES Announces Addition of Tammy Schuring to Advisory Board

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL AND ATLANTA, May 29, 2020 — IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, today announced that renowned enterprise software executive Tammy Schuring has been appointed to the company’s Advisory Board. Schuring, who has served in various chief revenue officer and sales roles within the security industry, brings her extensive background to IRONSCALES […]

Smarsh Acquires Entreda, Leader in Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Software for Wealth Management Industry

PORTLAND, Ore. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 21, 2020 – Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced the acquisition of Entreda, the award-winning developer of integrated cybersecurity risk and compliance management software and services for the wealth management market. Entreda will continue to operate […]

K1 Enters Agreement to Sell FMG Suite to Aurora

K1 completes sale of FMG Suite to Aurora

Realization represents K1’s second exit since Safer-At-Home orders were put in place in March 2020 LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2020 — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell FMG Suite, LLC (“FMG Suite”), the category leader in cloud-based […]

accessiBe Secures $12 Million Investment from Leading Investment Firm K1 Investment Management

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — accessiBe, the market-leading provider of AI-powered web accessibility solutions, today announced it closed a significant investment from K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies. The $12 million investment provides accessiBe with significant resources to build on its strong growth […]

When Will Business Travel Take Off Again?

This post was originally published by Omar Qari at Emburse. One of the biggest questions on the minds of millions of people around the world, and the business travel industry in particular, is when organizations will begin allowing their employees to take both domestic and international trips. We surveyed more than 500 business travel and […]

K1 Completes Sale of its Interest in Checkmarx, the Global Leader in Software Security Solutions for DevOps for $1.15 Billion

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced the sale of its interest in portfolio company Checkmarx LLC (“Checkmarx”), the global leader in software security solutions for DevOps, to Hellman & Friedman LLC (“H&F”). H&F, joined by TPG, has acquired the company at a $1.15B valuation, and […]

Webinar Recap: Recruit the Best Candidates in a Remote World

This post was originally published by Jen Ribble on Jobvite.  Today’s talent acquisition professionals face challenges unlike any we’ve seen before. Employees may be located in diverse locations across the country, and even around the world. Remote work is becoming more mainstream. Teams that work together on a daily basis may seldom (if ever) gather […]

How Agile Teams Can Master the Art of Saying NO

This post was originally published by Yoav Boaz at Clarizen. Legendary investor Warren Buffet has said that the core habit that separates successful people from very successful people, is that the latter say no to almost everything. Evidently, very successful agile marketing teams are borrowing from Mr. Buffet’s playbook, because compared to their counterparts, they’re […]

Stay-at-Home Workforce: The Practitioner Perspective

This post was originally published by Robert Cruz at Smarsh. As we all plunge further into the world of remote work, we continue to hear from companies that are all over the map regarding their readiness and level of comfort with this new reality. They want to understand the implications an ongoing virtual working scenario is […]

Smarsh Joins Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner Program to Help Financial Services Organizations Leverage Microsoft Azure and Deploy Microsoft Teams

PORTLAND, April 2, 2020 – Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced it was selected by Microsoft as a member of its One Commercial Partner (OCP) program. With co-sell ready status for the Enterprise Archive, Smarsh will work with Microsoft to grow the Microsoft Azure footprint […]

7 Tips to Save IT Resources in Times of Need

This post was originally published by Ton de Vreede at ControlUp. With the current global situation, pressure on remote working environments has increased substantially. Cloud bursting is an option, but reportedly even Azure is cracking at the seams, and it is not likely to be a lot better at Amazon or Google. You may just […]

Graduway Acquires Snap! Advance, The Leading Digital Fundraising and Giving Day Platform

Graduway acquires SnapAdvance

SEATTLE, Feb. 25, 2020 — Graduway today announced its acquisition of Snap! Advance, the leading provider of digital fundraising and giving day solutions for an undisclosed sum. The move further cements Graduway as the market leader in career services, alumni relations and fundraising software, transforming the entire school journey from student to alum to donor […]

Gravyty Announces $21 Million Investment From K1 Investment Management to Transform Fundraising Efficiency

BOSTON, MA, January 27, 2020 – K1 Investment Management (“K1”), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies, today announced a $21 million investment to Gravyty, a market-defining provider of fundraiser enablement solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI). K1’s investment empowers Gravyty with significant resources to continue its aggressive growth in bringing AI-assisted […]

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 […]

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 […]

K1 Commits Over $100 Million to Clarizen

Funding sets the stage for Clarizen’s growth as global demand soars for enterprise collaborative work management software SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 16, 2018 – Clarizen, the global leader in SaaS-based project portfolio management software, today announced K1 Investment Management’s commitment of over $100 million to support the next phase of Clarizen’s growth. “We recognize the large market […]