Sandro Mina

Managing Partner

Strategic advisory

Investor relations

Board Member

Cicero Therapies

EyeQ Monitoring

Omatic Software


Performer CNC [France]

Tikedo [Italy]


Swedish, Italian, German

MBA | Stanford GSB

Sandro leads the team at Relay Investments, which he co-founded in 2013.

Following his undergraduate education, Sandro joined the United Nations as a Duty Officer in their Computing Centre and later Storage Technology as a Systems Engineer. In 1991, Sandro earned his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In the summer of 1990, Sandro completed an investment banking internship at Goldman Sachs in New York.

At Stanford, Sandro took Prof. Irv Grousbeck’s course on search funds, which inspired his career choice. Upon graduation, Sandro joined up with Martin and two other individuals to form Sverica International, which was initially based on the search fund model. Through that entity, Sandro sourced the acquisition of in Portland, Oregon, a catalog business selling cameras and camcorders nationwide, and sold by its retiring founder. Under his tenure, the company became the leading e-commerce company in the photography market and was acquired by a group of private equity funds.

Sandro began individually investing in search funds in 2001 and, starting in 2013, institutionally through Relay. To date, Sandro has invested in over 200 search funds and search fund-sourced companies.

Sandro holds an MBA from Stanford GSB and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Imperial College at the University of London. He is a native Swedish speaker, and is conversational in Italian, French and German.