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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 based in San Francisco. 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 300 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 50 IPO's in both US and international markets, over 150 exits through acquisition, and generated almost $2 billion dollars of returned capital.