Kenneth Sawyer

Kenneth Sawyer

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 14, 2010
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Stanford Graduate School of Business , MBA
Stanford University , BS , Industrial Engineering

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Ken Sawyer is a managing director and founder of Saints. Saints is a venture capital and private equity firm founded in 2000 focused on providing liquidity for investors and founders of private companies. The concept of creating a firm that provided liquidity for illiquid venture capital and private equity investments met with a great deal of skepticism in 2000 but now enjoys popular acceptance and has demonstrated attractive returns for investors. Saints has acquired investments in over 200 companies. Today, Saints manages over one billion dollars which has been invested in companies in the technology, healthcare, consumer and industrial industries. Since inception, Saints has had over 14 IPO's in both US and international markets, over 40 exits through acquistion, and generated several hundred million dollars of returned capital to its limited partners. Notable investments included Tellme, Cavium, Mellanox, 3ParData, Atheros, Sidestep, Internet Brands,, Acorda, evalve, Mediguide, CardioNet, facebook, eharmony and others. With offices in San Francisco and London and many investments in Asia, Saints is the largest global direct secondary firm in the world. Mr. Sawyer focuses his investing efforts on the software and internet industries and is a director for Continuous Computing, Perfect Escapes, Alliance Consulting, Selligent, Acsis and Laureate Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Sawyer has been selected as a member of the Forbes Midas list for the past few years, where he was recognized as one of the top 100 investors in venture capital globally.