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About Ken Sawyer

Ken Sawyer is an angel investor and the founder of Saints Capital. Before founding Saints in 2000, he was formerly the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Prudential Volpe Technology Group, a division of Prudential Securities. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Sawyer was the Head of Strategic Advisory Services and Mergers and Acquisitions at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co., a privately held investment bank focused on emerging growth companies in technology and healthcare and later acquired by Prudential Securities in December of 1999. While at Volpe, Mr. Sawyer advised over 100 companies on strategic issues, assisted in completing over 50 M&A transactions totaling several billion dollars, assisted in completing several strategic private placements and IPOs, and reviewed and approved IPOs of internet and technology companies as a member of the Commitment Committee. Mr. Sawyer grew his department's revenue by over 8 times in the three years at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. Mr. Sawyer has served on the Board of Directors and as the CFO of a publicly traded company, New Image Industries, which was sold to Dentsply. Mr. Sawyer was also the CEO and founder of TECS, an employment agency. Mr. Sawyer worked briefly at Leo Burnett Advertising Agency as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Sawyer serves on the Board of Directors, or is a Board Observer at Cleargauge, Continuous Computing, HK Systems, Travel Intelligence, Laureate Pharmaceuticals, Acsis and Alliance. Prior investments have included Sidestep, Tellme, Military.com, Vertical Networks, Scene 7, Cyber Trust, eVoice and Magnet Communications.Mr. Sawyer received his Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors in Industrial Engineering at Stanford University. Mr. Sawyer was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. Mr. Sawyer also studied at the University of Tours in France and the Copenhagen School of Business.

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47 Sansome Street, Suite 1850

San Francisco, California, 94111,

United States

415-773-2080

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'Hit the Wall,' acclaimed play about Stonewall riots, adds more L.A. shows

Dec 9, 2015

'Hit the Wall,' acclaimed play about Stonewall riots, adds more L.A. shows 'Hit the Wall' at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Ken Sawyer Shown is a scene from "Hit the Wall" at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. After a successful run that began in September, the production has added five more dates in early January. Shown is a scene from "Hit the Wall" at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. After a successful run that began in September, the production has added five more dates in early January. (Ken Sawyer) Deborah Vankin Contact Reporter If you missed the L.A. run of “Hit the Wall,” the popular and well-reviewed play about the 1969 Stonewall riots, you have one last chance: Five performances have been added for January. "Hit the Wall" had its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in September. Written by Ike Holter and directed by Ken Sawyer, it re-creates the events leading up to the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. The play tells the story from the perspective of 10 people at the riots, which are often cited as the launch of the gay rights movement. SIGN UP for the free Essential Arts & Culture newsletter >> The show includes an acoustic band performing original music from Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go's and Anna Waronker of That Dog. The stage production was embraced by audiences around the same time that the unrelated feature film “Stonewall," from writer and director Roland Emmerich , opened to widespread criticism. The film experienced an online backlash for telling the story from the perspective of one person, a fictional character, and for not giving more prominence to the drag queens, transgender people and people of color who were at the forefront of the protests. See the most-read stories in Entertainment this hour >> Read the story Los Angeles Times theater reviewer David C. Nichols called "Hit the Wall" a "stunning immersive production. " “It’s both an electrifying look back and a trenchant plea for continued progress, and not only to the LGBT community," Nichols wrote. "Don’t miss it.” The new shows are scheduled for Jan. 8 at 8 p.m., Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., Jan. 15 at 8 p.m., Jan. 16 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. Info: (323) 860-7300 or www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre .

Ken Sawyer Investments

2 Investments

Ken Sawyer has made 2 investments. Their latest investment was in Siftery as part of their Seed VC on February 2, 2016.

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Ken Sawyer Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Ken Sawyer has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Siftery on December 12, 2018.

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